Youth Development Scholarship Fund

The City of Arcata Recreation Division's Youth Development Scholarship Fund provides fee reductions to youth from low-income families.
We are committed to providing all youth of qualifying families with a 30% fee reduction for recreation programs offered throughout the year.

In 2018:
356 scholarships were awarded for classes, programs, and camps
providing a total of $9,476.00 in assistance.

Scholarship Fund


For those families interested in utilizing our scholarship fund, a yearly one-page application form is available at the office or can be mailed upon request. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of financial assistance and/or wage verification. Similar to our registration form, you must complete a new form for each year. Our office is committed to making registration into any of our programs as easy as possible for you, our valued customers.

Grants, Donations & Fundraisers


This Youth Development Scholarship Fund relies solely on grants, donations, and fundraisers to provide this invaluable service to the community.
If you would like to make a donation to the Youth Development Scholarship Fund please contact the Recreation Office at 707-822-7091 or send a check payable to "City of Arcata":
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521

You can even donate online. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID# 94-2186507

The Youth Development Scholarship Fund is made possible in part by Humboldt Sponsors, the Humboldt Area Foundation's Summer Youth Program Funding Partnership with St. Joseph Health System, Humboldt County, McLean Foundation, and the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation as well as independent community donors like you. Donate today!

Annual City of Arcata Community Events/Fundraisers that donate to the
Youth Development Scholarship Fund include:
The Bowl of Beans Benefit
Holiday Craft Market