During 2009-2010 the Rec & Ed Scholarship program served 1,347 Ann Arbor families. A total of 2920 opportunties were provided to AAPS residents: 1909 youth and 1011 adults participated in classes and activities using the scholarship program. The value of the scholarships was equal to $410.798.50
Rec & Ed is proud to offer scholarships to low-income residents. While recreation is often considered to be an "extra" in life, sometimes participating in an enjoyable activity can be a lifeline to a child or an adult. Our programs provide relaxation, physical activity, learning or just fun for scholarship participants who may be dealing with hardships in their lives. Certain Rec&Ed programs have a limited number of scholarships available.
Sponsoring a Scholarship
We have had more requests this year than ever before from citizens wanting to sponsor a whole Rec & Ed scholarship for an individual. Recently, one person anonymously paid for a week of camp for a child. The Burns Park Players sponsor scholarships specifically to help children participate in the Cultural Arts program. If you would like to sponsor a scholarship or contribute to the Rec & Ed Scholarship fund, contact Donna Dishman at 734-994-2300 ext. 52223 or email dishman @aaps.k12.mi.us
Donate $1 when You Register
We have instituted an easy way for everyone to contribute to the Rec & Ed scholarship fund by donating a $1 when you register. Simply add a $1 or more in the space indicated in the lower right corner of the Rec & Ed registration form and add that amount to your payment. Online you can contribute by clicking on "donations", typing in the amount you would like to give, and putting your contribution in your shopping cart. Your contribution will be included in the total amount you pay with your credit card.
These contributions will allow us to continue offering generous scholarships for those who most need them. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.