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SPRD scholarship program renewed

Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) is renewing the Lieutenant Salisbury Scholarship Program.

This scholarship was created in honor of Lieutenant Chris Salisbury to assist children who may not otherwise be able to participate in outdoor recreation programs.

For the winter season, this scholarship is available for qualifying youth to help cover part of their registration fee for SPRD Hoodoo night skiing. The Lieutenant Salisbury Scholarship program will remain available during summer for the Jim Anderson Camp for Science and Nature, Survival Camp and Adventure Camp. Summer camp registration will kick off at the SPRD Summer Kickoff and Volunteer Fair on April 9, 2020, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coffield Center.

Individuals or families who meet one of the following criteria are automatically eligible for the scholarships through SPRD:

•?Have a current Oregon Trail Card.

•?Receive WIC benefits.

•?Have a current Oregon Health Plan eligibility statement or Medicare card.

•?Are receiving support from Circle of Friends.

•?Are a resident of a Housing Works community in Sisters Country or a child in foster care.

Individuals or families who do not meet the listed eligibility criteria can provide a letter of hardship with their scholarship explaining their situation and their need for assistance.

For more information about the Lieutenant Salisbury Scholarship Program or other services provided by Sisters Park & Recreation District, visit or call 541-549-2091.


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