David Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund

The City of El Cerrito offers a limited number of scholarships supported by donations for its recreational and childcare programs to assist families in need of providing safe, high quality recreation and childcare programs for their children.

Scholarships are offered in the form of a reduced payment for recreational classes, programs  and afterschool enrichment classes and for child care.

Childcare/Preschool Programs:
Children may receive reduced hourly rates based on information
provided. For childcare programs, provide a copy of free or reduced lunch verification letter from WCCUSD.

Non-Childcare Programs:
Scholarships granted may not exceed $150.00 per child one year from the initial award date for afterschool enrichment and recreation classes. If funds are available, at the discretion of the Recreation Department Director, a higher amount may be granted to a single family. Parent/guardian must pay a minimum of 25% co-payment for each activity or class that you are registering for.

Application Procedures:
To apply for a scholarship, fill out the attached form and submit one of the following options:

      1. Proof from the school district that your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals.
      2. Proof that your family is receiving public assistance such as Food Stamps, CalWORKS assistance, or TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) or WIC.
      3. Proof that the child is a foster child and/or a child who is a ward of the state.
      4. Written request to the Recreation Director stating your special situation.
      5. A copy of your last Federal Income Tax Return showing that you fall under the following income eligibility guidelines (Federal Income Guidelines - Reduced Price Meals)


Return application:
By Email
By Fax (510) 528-9413
In Person: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Questions? Call (510) 559-7000