Youth Scholarship Program

The Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund is proud to offer a scholarship program administered by the Parks and Recreation Department. The program is designed for children who, without financial assistance, would not have the opportunity to participate in the Department’s youth activities. This will help make programs more accessible by partially covering the cost of current registration fees for youth who qualify.

What Type of Assistance Will I Receive? 
Scholarships are awarded using the same criteria as the free/reduced lunch program. Those families receiving a scholarship may receive financial assistance up to 75% of the cost of the program in which the youth is enrolling. 
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What Type of Assistance Will I Receive?
Scholarships are awarded using the same criteria as the free/reduced lunch program. Those families receiving a scholarship may receive financial assistance up to 75% of the cost of the program in which the youth is enrolling.

Also, in partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods, scholarship recipients will receive sports equipment assistance. This assistance will be in the form of bonus bucks or gift cards to Dick's Sporting Goods to use for sports equipment.

What Programs are Eligible?
Group youth programs or recreational sport activities offered by the Liberty Parks and Recreation Department are eligible. Individual / private lessons or activities requiring team registration do not qualify.

Who can Apply for a Scholarship?
  • Any family residing within the Liberty Public School District with children old enough to participate in programs.
  • All children within the family will qualify based on the income standards of the free/reduced lunch program guidelines.
  • A new application is required each calendar year.
  • Each child may receive assistance for three programs annually.
All scholarships are subject to availability of funds and class space. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for eligible recipients. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Process
Please allow 10 business days for process, approval and notification once all documentation has been received by the Liberty Parks and Recreation Department.
  1. Complete an application form (PDF). Forms are also available at the Liberty Community Center at 1600 S. Withers, Liberty, MO 64068.
  2. Please provide all required documentation when submitting application.
  3. Please provide proof of Liberty School District residency - (i.e. City water bill, etc) with application.
  4. Deliver or mail all documentation to the Liberty Community Center
    Liberty Community Center
    Parks and Recreation/Scholarship Program
    1600 S Withers
    Liberty, MO 64068
  5. If approved, the participant will be registered for their desired activity (if still available) and will be notified by mail.
  6. Upon approval, please provide remaining payment by check or money order made payable to: Liberty Parks and Recreation Department
  7. Please call 816-439-4360 for more information or questions concerning the program.
*** Scholarships are provided on an approved first-come, space available basis. Funding is limited and provided by the Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund ***

Confidentiality
The Liberty Parks and Recreation Department will use application information only for approval of a youth scholarship. Strict confidentiality will be maintained at all times during the decision process. Program leaders will not be informed of a participant’s scholarship status.

How To Donate to Assist Youth of the Community
You can donate to the Scholarship Program by completing the donation form (PDF) and returning it to:
Liberty Parks and Recreation
Charitable Fund
1600 S Withers
Liberty, MO 64068