Scholarship Application & Information

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department offers scholarships for certain programs to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for the residents of Burlingame and students enrolled in a Burlingame school. There are two scholarships programs available:

  • Recreation Scholarship: This covers up to 50% of the registration, lab, and uniform fees for the eligible programs listed.
  • Youth Sports Scholarship: This allows participants to pay a flat fee of $50 per class for all in-house after-school sports programs, while funds are available.
The Youth Sports Scholarship is made possible by the Doug Friedman Legacy Fund

If additional support is needed to enroll, a payment schedule can be arranged. Classes that are not held at City of Burlingame’s recreational facilities or Burlingame public school sites are not eligible for scholarships.
Eligible Programs
  • After School Enrichment Classes
  • In-house After School Sports
  • In-house Recreation Camps
  • Certain Senior Activities
  • Village Park Preschool

Attach a copy of one of the following documents. Documents MUST be dated within a year of the date applying.

  • Notice of Action letter from the County of San Mateo for Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal card with valid issue or expiration date
  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children) verification with date or WIC App Snapshot of Home screen plus appointment or Food Balance screen
  • Eligibility letter from the County of San Mateo for CalWorks
  • Eligibility letter from the County of San Mateo for General Assistance
  • 1095B Tax Document
  • San Mateo County ACE (Access & Care for Everyone) card
Student's receiving free or reduced lunch at school do not need to submit additional documentation.

Scholarship Application                                             Aplicación Para Solicitar Una Beca (en Español)

If you have limited computer access or need a hard copy of the scholarship form, please contact Joleen Helley, Administrative Assistant at 650-558-7323 or

Are you interested in donating to the Youth Scholarship Fund? Please contact Joleen Helley, Administrative Assistant at 650-558-7323 or click here to donate to the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation! The children of Burlingame appreciate your support!

“Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is creating a better community in which to live and play through quality recreational environments, enriching opportunities, and empowering people.”

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