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From ACC Leisure Services

Everything you need to know about the new ACC Leisure Services

Scholarship Program

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thens-Clarke County Leisure Services new scholarship program offers an opportunity for families to pay less than the full fee for youth programs.This new program became effective on July 1, 2017. How do I apply for a scholarship? Parents/legal guardians must apply in person by taking the required documentation to any ACC Leisure Services facility office during regular hours of operation. Please note that scholarship applications must be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to registering for a program or camp. How long will it take for me to receive information about my approval status? Up to five (5) business days.You will receive an email stating whether your application was approved, and if approved, the discount percentage applied to your online account. Do you have to be an Athens-Clarke County resident in order to qualify for a scholarship? Yes, the scholarship program is only available to qualifying ACC residents under the age of 18. Which documents are now accepted when applying for an ACC Leisure Services Department Scholarship? The documents accepted are the most recent IRS Tax Form 1040 with your children’s names listed as dependents and a recent utility bill (within last 90 days) for the

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dependency, income, and residency requirement. What if an applicant does not have a current tax return or utility bill? Applicants without a current tax return and utility bill can continue to apply for hardship consideration. A designated Leisure Services staff member will accept other documents for review and determination. How are scholarship discounts determined? Scholarship discounts are based on dependency, income, and residency verification and the amount awarded is based on annual income and household size as compared to the Federal Poverty Guidelines information produced annually. What is the scholarship discount? Scholarships are available in 25%, 50%, and 75% amounts.The 100% scholarship is no longer available. Is there a maximum scholarship discount per child? Yes, the maximum scholarship subsidy provided is $400 per child, per year. Once the $400 is completely used,

parents/legal guardians will not be able to receive discounts for other programs for that particular child. Do scholarships expire? Yes, all scholarships expire June 30 and must be renewed each year. I qualified at X amount last year, will I qualify for the same amount this year? Scholarship applications are reviewed individually based on the most recent federal tax form and the most recent Federal Poverty Guidelines, so some people do not qualify for the same amount every year. No one will qualify for the same amount this year that they had last year, due to the discounts categories changing to 75%, 50%, and 25% which are all different from last year. My friend got X amount of discount and I did not why not? Each application’s qualifying documentation is reviewed and rarely are these documents exactly the same incomes, households, etc, from person to person Whom do I contact with questions? Please call 706613-3800. â–

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