Goppert Building
(785) 242-1939
Mon - Fri 6:30 AM - 8 PM
Sat 8 AM - 3 PM
Sun 1 PM - 4 PM

FINANCIAL AID

ORC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
705 W. 15th St., OttawaKS 66067
Phone: 785-242-1939

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Ottawa Recreation Commission provides activities for all ages.  We offer youth program scholarships for families with children.  The goal of this program is to reduce the financial burdens that may inhibit participation in ORC programs. We use the same criteria that USD 290 uses for their Free and Reduced Lunch Program to determine scholarship eligibility for ORC programs. 

Individuals residing in USD 290 and meeting the guidelines for USD 290's free and reduced lunch program are eligible for 25% off individual youth program fee. Scholarships do not cover late fees.

There are ORC programs which are excluded from scholarship assistance.  Such programs include Entertainment "U"-An After School Program, Kid Camp, Camp Shine, Private Swimming Lessons, Challenger British Soccer Camp, Goppert Building Passes, Forest Park Pool Passes, and all Adult Programs.  Additional exclusions may apply.

Please click on the application below for more information.

ORC COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FORM

PLAY IT FORWARD PROGRAM

This program affords patrons the opportunity to seek financial assistance through the Ottawa Recreation Commission by agreeing to work various jobs for a set amount of hours at a determined pay rate.  The pay for hours worked will be directly applied to the participant's activity/program fee(s).  Filling out the application does not guarantee acceptance into the Play It Forward program.  All applicants will be reviewed and those who qualify will be notified.

ORC PLAY IT FORWARD FORM

For more information, please contact the ORC office at 785-242-1939 or e-mail our Recreation Manager at programs@orcottawaks.org.