You Fit Scholarship for Autism

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, You Fit Scholarship for Autism is entirely based on donations from private donors and businesses. "You Fit" benefits eligible youth on the Autism Spectrum and provides opportunities and access to summer day camps. "You Fit" provides campers with up to $300 to be used towards one M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County day camp session. Awarded funds must be used within the 2020 calendar year. 

M-NCPPC will link funds to scholarship winner’s PARKS DIRECT accounts with pre-approved day camp registration. Funds cannot be used to pay for past programs, outstanding debt, or before/aftercare. The scholarship does not provide or cover items for personal use such as; cash, gift cards, presents, gas for vehicles, transportation, etc. 

All finalists will be reviewed based on eligibility criteria, completed application, and essay. If deemed eligible and selected, the award will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Logo for You Fit Scholarship for Autism featuring light and dark blue puzzle pieces

Eligibility Requirements


  • Prince George's County resident
  • Have a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum
  • Ages 21 and younger
  • Have an active PARKS DIRECT account

Timeline

  • Application open until Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Scholarship Recipients Announced: February 12-14, 2020
  • Open House: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Kentland Community Center from 6-8 PM

Summer Camps


Day Camp Registration: Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 9 am