We understand that not everyone can afford program fees. Therefore, we have set up a scholarship system for those who need assistance. If you are eligible for a scholarship, you will only have to pay a percentage of the program fee.
Scholarships must be updated before the tax deadline (April) and must be renewed each year.
How do I apply?
To be eligible for a scholarship you must be a current member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue and meet the family size/income requirements set by our organization.
To apply you will need to submit a completed Scholarship Application with a copy of your most recent 1040 tax form AND copies of two recent paystubs for each guardian earning income.
Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and a limited number of scholarships will be available.
A scholarship application alone does not register the participant, nor does it reserve space in a program. You will be notified once your application for scholarship has been received and processed. If your scholarship is approved, you can then go on to register for programs.
Please submit your scholarship applications to the Main Club or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (425) 637-6509
What if I do not have my 1040 tax form?
We request you bring in any forms you have that show your income such as a 2 months paycheck stubs, unemployment papers, TANF, Social Security Statement, etc. However, if you file taxes you will be required to submit your 1040 or an annual wage statement from the Employment Security Department. If you have questions about this, please contact the Club at 425-454-6162.
What if my 1040 does not reflect my current financial situation?
Please contact our Main Club at (425) 454-6162 to inquire about acceptable documentation.
How to register with a scholarship:
Please submit all scholarship documentation prior to registering for a program. You will not know if your family qualifies for a scholarship or what the rate will be until your application is processed.
If you have a current scholarship and want to register for an athletic program or a program where the fee is already due, you will need to register over the phone or in person. The payment is due at the time of registration and must be manually adjusted.
If you are registering for a program before the fee is due, you can register using the "pay in person" option (NOT pay in full or auto pay). Please notify the Main Club to adjust your fees.
Is there anything a scholarship does not cover?
Each child participating in a Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue program will need a current membership for $27.00 per year. Memberships are current for 1 year from your purchase date. This is the only cost where the scholarship rate is not applied.
For summer camp programs, we offer up to 4 weeks per child at a scholarship rate. If a child registers for more than 4 weeks, the additional weeks will be listed at the full price.
Wednesday Only Project Learn registrations are not covered by scholarships.
School's Out Day field trip fees and late pick up fees are not coverd by scholarships.
FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP with select Apple Health insurance providers:
Do you have Apple Health isnsurance through one of these providers? Your child's Club membership may be free!
Community Health Plan of Washington
Please bring a copy of your insurance card to our Main Club andwe can assist you with claiming your free Club membership.
Please note: we will not provide refunds to prior membership purchases. A membership alone does not register a participant for a program nor does it guarantee space in a program. Programs may include additional fees.
"I just wanted to let you know that my children attend the Project Learn program at the South Bellevue Community Center, and I couldn’t be happier with the program.
Every time I pick up my children they are smiling and having a great time. The staff are fun, engaging and very professional. I can’t say enough for their efforts.
My son just started Kindergarten this year, and my daughter is in 4th grade, and your staff are absolutely wonderful about making them both feel comfortable. They tell me all about the fun activities they do every day.
As a former employee of the Bellevue School District as a teacher in the afterschool program I know the challenges they face every day, and I want to commend your organization and staff for an absolutely wonderful program.
Thank you so much for your invaluable services. I wouldn’t feel comfortable at work without your help and support."