Scholarships

The Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District recognizes that not all families can afford to participate in local sports activities.  The District is partnering with the Healthy Youth Coalition to help those families in need pay for equipment or seasonal program registration fees. These can be recreational programs offered by the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation or other athletic, dance, or recreational programs supported by the Boy's and Girls Club, Blaine School District or other local approved youth clubs.  A list of these programs will be available soon.

Who is Eligible?
Children from families residing within the Blaine School District boundaries, including Point Roberts, (Proof of address required) who qualify for food stamps; TANF; are foster children; or are eligible for free or reduced lunch according to the USDA Federal Lunch Program income guidelines. Programs ineligible for scholarship will be so identified in the class description or at the time of registration. The District reserves the right to approve specific hardship case that don’t meet the income guidelines.

Eligible by Income: For families who qualify based on income level only, Proof of Income must be provided by submitting copies of your last 3 earnings statements. Based on income guidelines under the Federal Food Stamp Program.
Foster Child: Foster children qualify for scholarships regardless of foster family’s household income. For proof of eligibility, submit a letter from child’s caseworker stating the child’s name and that the child is a ward of the state.
TANF/Food Stamp Benefits: Families who receive TANF or Food Stamps benefits are eligible. For proof, submit the approval verification notification from DSHS. If you have lost your notification, you can contact DSHS to request a copy at 1-877-501-2233.
Free / Reduced School Lunch: Families who received free or reduced lunch benefits under the USDA Federal Lunch Program are eligible. For proof, submit the approval verification from the Blaine School District. If you have lost your notification, you can contact Laurie Pike, Food Service Director at (360) 332-3048.

How Can I Apply?

To apply, download the Fee Scholarship Eligibility Form and mail it to:

Healthy Youth Coalition

288 Martin St., Box 1

Blaine, WA 98230

If you are unable to print the application, please contact the Blaine-Birch Park and Recreation District for a form by either calling (360) 656-6416 or stop by the office at the Birch Bay Activity Center, 7511 Gemini Street, Birch Bay.

For more information about the Healthy Youth Coalition in the Blaine-Birch Bay area, visit their website:   www.healthyyouthnow.com.  You may also contact the coalition via email at hycoalition@gmail.com or contact Jesse at (360) 510-0221.

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