Grant-In-Aid Scholarships

January 26, 2022

We do not want a program fee to be a deterrent to highland Park or Highwood families from participating in our programs. If you are a Highland Park or Highwood resident experiencing financial hardship, please email [email protected] or call 847.579.3101 to speak with our staff about available scholarship opportunities.

Our SMILE Grant-In-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highland Park families needing financial assistance. A SMILE application form requesting detailed financial information is available at Park District facilities or online.

Our FYI (Foundation Youth Initiative) Grant-in-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highwood families and can help cover up to 50% of camp program fees. For more information and to apply for an FYI camp scholarship, please call 847.579.3101 or email [email protected].

All scholarships are awarded based on the need and availability of funds. Upon submission of a grant request, families will be notified within 15 working days of their status.  All scholarships and inquiries regarding financial aid are completely confidential.