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Tom Slaughter, Jr. Memorial Youth Recreation Grant

The Vail Recreation District is proud to offer grants or scholarships for most of its youth activities. With the help of various community outreach programs and businesses, the VRD is able to afford need- and merit-based awards to deserving youth throughout the valley.

Tom Slaughter, Jr. was a Vail Valley resident who enjoyed the endless recreational opportunities the valley has to offer. In keeping with his spirit, the Tom Slaughter, Jr. Memorial Youth Recreation Grant awards funds to school-aged Eagle County youth to influence the constructive development of leisure and recreational skills. Funds can be used for any Vail Recreation District youth program and are awarded throughout the year.

Grant decisions are based mostly on financial need, but other factors such as the applicant's desire, ease of participation and prositive growth benefits are also considered. 

Applicants may recieved full, partial or no financial assistance from this grant request, which is administered by the Vail Recreation District.

Program funds are entirely fundraised, so the financial status of the account may affect the number of grants made in certain years. Grant recipients will receive notice for opportunities to help raise money for future program funds.

Please click on the links below to download an application in English or Spanish or contact the VRD offices at 970-479-2279.

Grant Application Form (English) | Grant Application Form (EspaƱol)

 

Vail Scholar Athlete Recognition Award - College Scholarship

The Vail Recreation District is pleased to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to one male and one female graduating senior for use in the pursuit of higher education. This scholarship is awarded annually and is meant to recognize a local student who has excelled both academically and athletically during their high school years. This scholarship is not intended for students taking a gap year, they must be enrolling in a school of higher education in the same year that the scholarship is awarded.

To apply, please download the form below, fill out completely, and email completed application to Mike Ortiz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail/drop off to the Vail Recreation District administration office in the Vail Tennis Center at 700 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657. Applications must be recieved by April 1 in order to be considered.

Vail Scholar Athlete Award Application