FOPAR Friends of Parks and RecreationThank you for your interest in applying for a Friends of Parks and Recreation (FOPAR) Scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including number of applicants, program costs, financial need and others factors.

The application period for summer scholarships has closed. 

  • Applications weredue  on Thursday, April 4 before 5:00 pm.
  • Award recipients will be notified by email no later than Friday, April 12, 2019.
  • Online registration begins on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 am.

Please fill out forms completely. Incomplete applications may be disqualified. City of Santa Cruz home address verification is required. 

  • You'll be notified by email if you're approved for a scholarship.
  • A scholarship credit will be applied to your WebTrac account.
  • You're responsible for creating your WebTrac account prior to submitting your application.
  • All registration is first-come, first-served.

Summer scholarship credit must be used by August 2, 2019.  Winter-Spring scholarship credit must be used by Sunday, April 7, 2019. The remaining scholarship balance will be deleted from your account and the funds returned to Friends of Parks & Recreation for future scholarships.

Complete applications and home address verification can be turned in to the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office at 323 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or emailed to or faxed to (831) 420-5271.

 If you have questions, please call us at (831) 420-5270.