Youth Development Scholarship Fund

The City of Arcata Recreation Division's Youth Development Scholarship Fund provides fee reductions to youth from low-income families.
We are committed to providing all youth of qualifying families with a 30% fee reduction for recreation programs offered throughout the year.

In 2018:
356 scholarships were awarded for classes, programs, and camps
providing a total of $9,476.00 in assistance.

Scholarship Fund


For those families interested in utilizing our scholarship fund, a yearly one-page application form is available at the office or can be mailed upon request. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of financial assistance and/or wage verification. Similar to our registration form, you must complete a new form for each year. Our office is committed to making registration into any of our programs as easy as possible for you, our valued customers.

Grants, Donations & Fundraisers


This Youth Development Scholarship Fund relies solely on grants, donations, and fundraisers to provide this invaluable service to the community.
If you would like to make a donation to the Youth Development Scholarship Fund please contact the Recreation Office at 707-822-7091 or send a check payable to "City of Arcata":
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521

You can even donate online. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID# 94-2186507

The Youth Development Scholarship Fund is made possible in part by Humboldt Sponsors, the Humboldt Area Foundations Summer Youth Program Funding Partnership with St. Joseph Health System, Humboldt County; McLean Foundation, and the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation as well as independent community donors like you. Donate today!

Annual City of Arcata Community Events/Fundraisers that donate to the
Youth Development Scholarship Fund include:
The Bowl of Beans Benefit
Holiday Craft Market