AAPS Free/Reduced School Lunch Program Scholarships

  • Who is Eligible for this Program?

    This Scholarship program is available to children enrolled in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are currently participating in the AAPS Free/Reduced Meal Program.

    When Should I Apply?

    Early! Please submit your Scholarship Application and verification of Free/Reduced Lunch status at least 10 business days before any class/activity/camp registration is scheduled to begin. Rec & Ed class/activity/camp registrations cannot be processed until we have an approved scholarship on file or full payment is received. (Please note that we are not able to refund fees or retroactively apply this scholarship to previously enrolled classes/activities/camps.)

    How Do I Apply?

    You may submit your scholarship application at any time during the school year. Apply at least 10 business days before the class/activity/camp registration period begins.

    1. Print and Fill out the Scholarship Application
    2. Provide verification of your student’s Free/Reduced Lunch Status. This can be a copy of your AAPS Free/Reduced Lunch Letter or a completed shareform.
    3. Submit your application and verification any one of the ways listed below:
      1. Drop off at our office during regular business hours
      2. Use the secure drop box in our lobby (available 8:00am - 11:00pm)
      3. Email to: scholarships@aaps.k12.mi.us
      4. Mail to: “Rec & Ed Scholarships” at 1515 S 7th St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    1. You will receive a letter/email regarding your application 5-7 business days from the date we receive your completed application.

    What Benefits Does My Child(ren) Receive with a Rec & Ed  Free/Reduced Lunch Scholarship?

    Applicants approved under this program will either be eligible for a 100% scholarship or a 50% scholarship based on the status listed in the Free/Reduced Lunch letter. Each approved student may use the scholarship fee waiver/reduction for (1) Rec & Ed class/ activity for our Fall, Winter and Spring terms & (2) classes/activities or (1) camp & (1) class/activity for our Summer term.

    Are There Any Additional Costs or Exclusions for Rec & Ed Classes/Activities/Camps?

    Scholarship recipients over 18 years of age are required to pay a minimum $5.00 co-pay at the time of class/activity registration. Some classes/activities/camps may indicate additional fees or specific scholarship co-pays. Some of our classes/activities/camps may be excluded from the scholarship program or have a limited number of available spaces.

    Does this Scholarship Program Apply to the School Age Childcare Program?

    Yes! You just need to complete the additional section on the application labeled “School Age Childcare”.  Awards for this program are either a 50% reduction or a 75% reduction of the “standard” fees for before and aftercare sessions. If you complete this section on the application, you will receive a separate award letter with enrollment instructions for this program.

    How Do I Register for Classes/Activities/Classes Using a Scholarship?

    Once you receive your letter or email that lists your scholarship award you may submit your registration form with your current class/activity/camp requests along with any required fees. (Just in case your first choice is not available we recommend listing at least one alternate choice on your form.)

    You may register at our office during normal business hours, place your registration in our secure drop box located in our lobby (8:00am - 11:00pm) or mail your registration to “Rec & Ed Scholarships” at 1515 S 7th St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. (Unfortunately, our on-line site cannot accommodate any enrollments using a scholarship discount.  If you try to register using this method, you will be charged the full enrollment fee.)

    You will receive confirmation of your registration by email or a hard copy in the US mail once your registration has been processed

    How Long Does the Scholarship Last?

    Scholarships approved under this program will begin in September of each school year and will expire on August 15 of the following school year.

    This scholarship must be renewed each year.

    How Can I find Out More Information

    Questions, concerns, or requests for additional information please contact: scholarships@aaps.k12.mi.us