Terri Gambetti Scholarship Fund Financial Assistance Application
Am I and/or my family eligible?*
Eligible individuals and families must satisfy the following criteria:
- Must be a resident of Pekin.
- Pekin Park District uses a 3-tier income eligibility chart. Tiers 1 & 2 coincide with the free and reduced lunch program with District 108 schools. (See application for details)
- Activity attendance and conduct will be a consideration annually when granting funds to repeat families.
What type of programs are eligible for scholarship funds?
Scholarship funds can be used for all programs offered by the Pekin Park District Recreation Department except day camps. Funds are not eligible for equipment purchases, facility, rentals, or family punch passes (skate rental, water park admission, concessions purchases).
Will full funding for programs be provided and how much
Depending on your household size and income, up to 90% of fees may be granted up to specified maximums per person as defined on the application.
Applications must be filled out annually. Applications along with supporting eligibility documents are accepted anytime at the Recreation Office in Veterans Memorial Arena, 250 Red Bud Memorial Dr. or may be mailed to Pekin Park
District, Attn: Superintendent of Recreation, 1701 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554
Do I have to renew my scholarship every year?
Yes, our scholarship program runs January 1 through December 31 of each year. Applications can be accepted starting December 15 for the upcoming calendar year.
Where can I send the application?
You can print out an application from our website at: www.pekinparkdistrict.org/scholarships or pick up or turn in an application at the Recreation Office in Veterans Memorial Arena, 250 Red Bud Memorial Dr. during normal business hours. Applications may be mailed to Pekin Park District, Attn: Superintendent of Recreation, 1701 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554.
Online submission are also accepted and encouraged.
I’ve submitted my application and documentation. When will I know if a scholarship has been approved?
Depending on the season, scholarship applications may take between 3-10 business days for a response. Responses are given via email and/or phone. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis until all funding has been issued.