Scholarship Program

Gurnee Park District provides financial assistance/scholarships to residents who are interested in enrolling in a program, but are unable due to financial difficulties. Depending on fund availability, the Park District may provide financial assistance to those who qualify based on eligibility requirements. Those seeking assistance must complete an application and forward it to Gurnee Park District at 4374 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031, Attn: Director of Recreation. Scholarship packets can be picked up at both registration offices or it can be downloaded here.

Gurnee Park District also offers swim lesson scholarships through the John H. Emery Swimming Assistance Program to promote life-long swimming skills for those who may not have an opportunity otherwise. This program is designed specifically for Little Swimmers and Learn to Swim classes. Swimming Assistance Program Scholarship packets can be picked up at both registration offices or it can be downloaded here.

The Park District reserves the right to approve full or partial assistance or deny an applicant's request. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis, and notification of a decision will be given within three weeks of the received application. Registrations will not be processed until scholarship applications are approved and the participant's portion is paid. Placement in requested programs is based on class availability at the time the registration is processed. Scholarships are not available for contracted programs.

To learn more about scholarships please visit this page.