Island County Public Health (lead agency) and
South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation (fiscal agency) have partnered along with the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District and Coupeville School District to provide scholarships to children and youth to encourage them to be physically active. Funds for these scholarships have been donated by various organizations in Island County.
HIYI Scholarships can be requested to cover registration fees, equipment vouchers, and other expenses that are a barrier to a child/youth pursuing an organized physical activity anywhere throughout Island County. The goal of offering HIYI scholarships is to provide confidential support to Island County children and youth who, without this financial assistance, would not be able to participate in a physical activity that meets their interests. The HIYI Scholarship Program provides assistance to children and youth from low income families who are not currently being served by existing scholarship or fee waiver programs. The HIYI Scholarship Program provides opportunities for area youth to participate in sports and other physical activities and recognizes the important physical, mental, and character-building benefits such programs provide.
There is a limit to one scholarship per quarter per individual for a maximum amount of $150. Individuals may apply for consecutive quarters. Scholarships are limited to individuals only. Groups and organizations are not eligible to apply.
HIYI Scholarship Facts Sheet
Donations to this scholarship are tax deductible, as South Whidbey Park& Aquatics Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is our fiscal agent. Donations can be made payable to:
South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, with a note on the memo line directing it to the "HIYI Scholarship Fund".
South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation
PO Box 157
Freeland, WA 98249