GUIDELINES AND FAQS
Financial eligibility shall be determined by federal guidelines and the Associated Recreation Council via the Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council. FLP volunteers are not privy to any applications, nor do they participate in the scholarship program process. Families should solely communicate with staff at Southwest Teen Life Center regarding their scholarship applications.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must complete an application and deliver it to the Senior Recreation Specialist at the Southwest Teen Life Center. See important dates and deadlines below. Applications may be accessed via the link below or picked up in person at the Southwest Teen Life Center or Southwest Pool at 2801 SW Thistle St in West Seattle.
Scholarship funds are limited and funds will be allocated based on a formula that includes a date of application priority. Thus, if there are more eligible applicants than funds, those who apply earlier within the application period will have a priority position. Families will be notified of their eligibility and the amount of the funding offered once application is processed.
It is also important to note that scholarships are applied at the time of registration, and will not be applied post-registration or for refunds on previously-registered classes. When registering for classes using scholarship funding, please call Southwest Teen Life Center directly to register, 206-684-7438.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
The scholarship program runs July 1st – June 30th each year. Once eligibility is determined, that level of eligibility applies for the remainder of the year on the July 1st – June 30th calendar.
Applications are accepted year-round, but funds are allocated based on a formula that includes a date of application priority. Processing of your application may take 7-10 business days. If your eligibility determination is not communicated to you within this timeframe, please contact staff at Southwest Teen Life Center.
Find the scholarship application here. Discuss any questions or concerns regarding the application with staff at Southwest Teen Life Center.