We offer financial scholarships to eligible Patterson residents through our Recreation Scholarship Program provided by Patterson Recreation Health, Wellness and Fitness Fund. Eligibility in our Scholarship Program provides families that are challenged financially the opportunity to enroll their family members (18 years and under) into our program free of charge up to $100 per child. Families can enroll by meeting the criteria for eligibility or income level restrictions.

Applications are accepted January through December. 

Who is Eligible? 

1. Must be residents of the City of Patterson
If you qualify for free/reduced lunch meals through Patterson Joint Unified School District (PJUSD) or have an income equal to or less than 100% of the current 2021 federal poverty level.
3. Currently enrolled with CalWORKS (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), household participates in California Medi-Cal program, Social Security, Food Stamps (CalFresh/SNAP Benefits), or General Assistance.


1. A valid picture identification
2. Proof of current residence in Patterson (Utility bill within the last 30 days)
3. The total gross income for all household members over 18 years.
4. Two recent copies of the source of income such as pay stubs, tax returns and other financial receipts.
5. If your monthly income is generated in part by social assistance, child support, alimony and/or social security, you will also be asked to provide proof of assistance.

**Applications will be verified and process can take 1 to 2 business days from the date received at the Recreation and Community Services Office. 

Steps to apply:
1. Click on links below to access fillable PDF forms
2. Fill out all three forms completely
3. Email all three completed forms to (approval or denial can take 1 to 2 business days)

*If you were awarded the Scholarship prior year (to be verified in our system), you will not need provide the required documents for the Scholarship.

**All PDF forms are designed to be filled out and printed. Typed in information will be deleted if PDF are sent by email.**
Download Scholarship Application (PDF) 
Download Registration Form (PDF)
Download Activity Waiver (PDF)
Download COVID-19 Protocols Waiver (PDF)

Applications to

We would like to give a Special Thank you to:Pacific Gas and Electric Company for their generous donation of $1,800 towards the Patterson Youth & Senior Scholarship Program. This generous donation will help to provide funding for area youth and/or seniors to participate in recreational activities. We truly appreciate Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s commitment to help local communities “To be as vibrant as they can be”

Thank you from the City of Patterson!