pdop Scholarship 2022

Scholarship funds for Oak Park residents of all ages are available to assist low-income individuals and families in participating in Park District of Oak Park programs. Funding for up to 75% of program fees is available with fund­ing limits of $300 per each family member. 

Scholarship funds can be used for all programs and passes offered by the Park District of Oak Park. (i.e. camps, classes, pool passes, trips, preschool, fitness, etc.) These funds are provided by the Park District of Oak park and by the Oak Park Township. Funds are not eligible for equipment purchases or rental fees.

Additionally, the Park District of Oak Park is offering a separate tiered discount for specific childcare programs to Oak Park residents wih dependent children entering kindergarten through age 14. This is separate from the Scholarship program but you may choose to apply one, the other, or both. 

NEW: The PDOP has been awarded a grant from the OPRFCF (Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation) in the amount of $6,000 through their Youth Engagement Scholarship (YES) Funds to be used as additional funding for children to attend Summer Camps 2022.  Please complete your YES fund application if you are registering for Summer Camps and have already or will end up using all your PDOP scholarship funds. The deadline to submit your application is February 19th. Since the funding is limited and demand may be high, funds will likely be limited between $50-$200 per eligible child and will follow our scholarship income guidelines to determine your % fees covered.

2022 Eligibility

Eligible individuals and families must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Must be a resident of Oak Park of any age.
  2. Income must be within one of three defined income tiers as defined on the application. (tiers 1 and 2 coincide with the free and reduced lunch program with District 97 schools). See application for details.
  3. Activity attendance, pass usage, and conduct will be a consideration annually when granting funds to repeat families.
  4. Applicants must be able to provide proof of residency, income, and proof of dependents as defined on the application.

2022 Funding Guidelines

Depending on your household size and income, qualifying households may get 75%, 55%, or 35% of fees covered toward registration fees up to $300 maximum per person with no maximum per household.


The 2022 Scholarship Application is now available! 

There are two methods of submission:

  • Submit your application ONLINE
  • Fill out the PDF version and email it to or mail it to: Customer Service, Park District of Oak Park, 218 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302.  

**Once your application has been approved, the funds will be available in January 2022. Approvals are sent out via email.


Want to donate to the PDOP scholarship fund? Donations can be accepted through our registration software Amilia.


Scott SekulichContact
(708) 725-2023

Registration and Customer Support Manager

Questions about our scholarship? Reach out to manager Scott Sekulich above for your inquiries, as well as any registration questions. You may call or email with any questions you may have regarding the program.

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