Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund

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The Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund provides full or partial scholarships for the many popular camps and recreation programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Tony Colasardo was a long-time Recreation Commissioner who was a passionate advocate for inclusion and social equity and believed that every child regardless of income level, ability, race or gender should have access to the benefits of parks and recreation. 

These scholarships are intended to remove any financial impediment facing a family when deciding to participate in our many camps or programs. 


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How do I donate to the Tony Colosardo Scholarship Fund?

Donors can contribute online or send a check to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Attention: Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund. PO Box 1609, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Is my donation tax deductible?

A gift to a local government entity is tax deductible if it is solely for "public purposes".

How do I apply for a scholarship or get more information about the program?

Please apply online. For a printed form, or additional information about the program, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3697. 

What is the scholarship amount?

On a case-by-case basis, the Town offers a 50%-90% discount on camps and programs.

Who can apply for scholarships?

Youth (17 years of age or younger) may apply for a scholarship.

Which programs are eligible for scholarships?

Scholarships are provided for summer camps and programs operated solely by the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Eligible activities are listed on the application form.

Do I need to reapply for scholarships anually?

Yes. Need for financial assistance is assessed on an annual, calendar-year basis. Once the scholarship has been awarded, the scholarship discount will be attached to the customer's profile and the discount will be applied automatically during online registration for all programs and facilities during the calendar year. 

May I do anything in return for this assitance?

Yes. The Town of Mammoth Lakes encourages both youth and adults to volunteer with us. Volunteering with recreational programming as a coach or assistant is always helpful as well as the many community volunteer opportunities we provide annually.