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Hampden Recreation Department Scholarship Fund
Over the past year, the Hampden Recreation Department and the Recreation Committee has been working to develop a more formalized scholarship program for program opportunities. In late March of 2017, that work received a huge boost when members of TEACH|LEARN|SUPPORT, a group of community members and teachers from RSU 22, presented the Hampden Recreation Department with a check for $700 in startup funds for the scholarship program.
Until the development of this more formalized scholarship program, the department was only able to provide financial assistance for team sport programs run in house. The new program will offer financial assistance to patrons who are looking to recreational opportunities that may be more specialized in the areas of art, science, exercise and sport. The new fund will support both children and adults in need.
Prior to the new scholarship program, on average, the Hampden Recreation Department provided financial assistance to approximately 6 students per year. Typical requests are from families with students in grade K-6 who reside in the Town of Hampden, and other RSU 22 district communities. A variety of assistance options have been utilized which included payment waivers, fee reductions, and payment plans.
In order to sustain this program overtime, the Hampden Recreation Department will be accepting donations to support ongoing patron requests. Donations are tax deductible and can be made by reaching out to the Recreation Department by emailing
, calling 207-862-6451, or stopping by our office during normal business hours at 1 Main Road North in Hampden. Online donations will also be accepted through our online registration website at
. You may make a donation to the fund by clicking on the Recreation Scholarship icon on the home page and checking out, or the online system will generate a donation question while completing checkout during the registration process for recreation programming.
The Recreation Committee has worked with town staff to formalize the scholarship application process and will oversee the scholarship requests that are received. Information and an application form is now available on the scholarship program on the department website and can found by visiting
Lura Hoit Pool-Susan Abraham Scholarship Fund
Donations made to the Hampden Recreation Scholarship Fund do not support the Lura Hoit Pool or the Susan Abraham Scholarship Fund overseen by the Pool department.
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Hampden Recreation Department Scholarship Fund Donation (Not Hampden Pool Fund)
03/28/2017 - 12/31/2020
$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
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