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Scholarship Program

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fund, the Recreation Department provides scholarships to Arlington residents.  Program fees and Reservoir Beach passes are discounted for approved applicants. The scholarship cannot be applied to the After School or Preschool program. To ensure that we can meet the needs of many families, we allow scholarships to be applied to one program, per season, per child.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the information below for each member of the household wishing to participate in an activity.  Applications should be submitted several weeks before the start of a program to the Recreation Supervisor, Matt Curran (  Please note: scholarships cannot be applied retroactively to any paid program.

Please note: Our policy is to scholarship 1 program, per child, per season.  For example, you may apply a scholarship to a weekly archery program in the spring and a week of camp in the summer for each child. Generally you will receive a 50-75% discount on the program.

  1. Scholarship Application (
  2. Submit one completed application per person.
  3. Proof of financial need. Please submit one of the following for each application: First page of taxes or letter of housing assistance from Arlington Housing Authority.
  4. List of specific programs (with dates) that you are interested in registering for each family member.
  5. Please be sure you have a household account set up at that includes parent and child information.

Questions?  Call us at 781-316-3880