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CARES Youth Scholarships


The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Departments Scholarship fund is supported by CARES. 


Citizens Associated for Recreation, Education, and Sports (CARES) is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to the development, improvement, and promotion of recreational opportunities for citizens of the West Plains. Through recreation, education, and sports, CARES will promote and support programs, activities, and opportunities that:

  • Expose residents of the West Plains to new recreational opportunities.
  • Educate youth to help them make positive life choices.
  • Encourage sportsmanship, fair play, and fun for both youth and adults.

How to Apply 

To apply for a CARES Youth Programs Scholarship, complete the application with the most current information, provide all required documentation, sign your name, and return the application to the Airway Heights Parks & Recreation Office located at 13120 W 13th Ave, Airway Heights, WA 99001. All applications are due At least 15 days prior to program registration deadline.
Please be sure to provide all requested information and documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The information and documentation provided is confidential, and will only be used to determine eligibility.
Applicants will be contacted by phone or email regarding scholarship status by a member of the CARES Scholarship Committee. Scholarship approval does not automatically register a participant for the program. Once approved, recipients must pick up scholarship check to complete registration process. Approved scholarships will expire on the program registration deadline date.    


Giving Back

The CARES Youth Programs Scholarship is made possible by donations, fundraising, and volunteering. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more information about giving back or getting involved. 

Applicants will be encouraged to volunteer at least once in the calendar year at an Airway Heights Parks & Recreation program or event.


Fee Reduction Scholarship General Information

The CARES Youth Programs Scholarship is designed to help kids of the West Plains get involved in recreational opportunities. Applicants must qualify under the family income guidelines.  Funding will be available in 50% & 75% increments, based on the gross monthly income of your family. Only one scholarship per child, per quarter (fall, winter, spring, summer) will be granted. Total scholarship amount may not exceed $75 per year.


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