The City of El Cerrito Recreation Department offers a limited number of scholarships supported by donations for its recreational and childcare programs to assist families in need of providing safe, high quality recreation and childcare programs for their children. During the COVID-19 Pandemic the City’s scholarship criteria has been temporarily changed for more families and children to receive additional financial assistance.
Scholarships are offered in the form of a reduced payment for recreational camps, classes, programs, and for childcare.
Scholarships granted may not exceed $300 per child two times per year. Scholarships expire one year from the initial award date. At the discretion of the Recreation Department Director, if funds are available, a higher amount may be granted to a single family.
Please note that scholarship amounts, and frequency are dependent on funds available and number of requests. In general, parent/guardian must pay a co-payment of at least 25% of the program fee for each program that you are registering for.
Criteria for qualification has been updated. Please download the application below for more information and to apply.