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Scholarship for Classes & Activities

We offer scholarships to ensure that San José residents have access to our programs, classes and activities.

Citywide Scholarship Program

The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Scholarship Program will ensure that qualifying San José residents will have access to participation in department programs, classes, and activities. The scholarship is open to people 0 - 49 years of age, Active Adults and All Access participants. All requests are subject to available funding and qualifications. Submit completed application to any Community Center.

Emma Prusch Park Scholarship

Emma Prusch Farm Park, in an effort to make the park programs accessible to children of all backgrounds, Emma Prusch Park offers scholarships of various amounts to low and middle income families. We encourage families to apply for the amount of assistance that they feel is necessary. This scholarship only applies to classes at Emma Prusch Park. Please submit completed application to Emma Prusch Park.


Family Campership Program

The Campership program is a subsidized camping fee program for residents and non-residents who wish to attend Family Camp at Yosemite. A maximum award of four nights and applicants must meet HUD guidelines.Submit completed applications to Leininger Center.


Safe Summer Initiative

The Safe Summer Initiative offers grants to non-profit organizations that can provide safe community events, activities, and programs that give youth the opportunity to participate in programs that encourage outdoor activity and build social skills.