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Youth scholarship applications now open


Palmdale recreation programs

The City of Palmdale is offering expanded summer youth scholarships for recreation programs, swim safety, recreational swim, and Dusty’s Kids for residents 17 years and younger. These scholarships are limited in number available and all scholarships, regardless of need, are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply today.

"We are excited to be expanding our Youth Scholarship programs this year, to include three more opportunities for families, " said Palmdale Mayor Laura Bettencourt. "Last year, we awarded $9,800 in scholarship funds and were able to provide assistance to 239 youth, and we look forward to doubling those numbers this year."

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application by Friday, June 30, for the recreation, swim safety, and recreational swim programs. The deadline to apply for Dusty’s Kids is Thursday, July 27, or while supplies last.

For complete eligibility verification, program requirements, and to apply, please visit

Palmdale is committed to providing expanded access to its programs and facilities to ensure that no child is denied an opportunity to participate in recreation programming due to economic hardship. As part of our strategic plan, the City provides inclusive access to its services to build a resilient and healthy community while developing and maintaining diverse programs that inspire growth, pride, and lifelong learning.

For more details, call (661) 267-5611.