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 2022 calendar year.
*Note: 2021 awardees who were previously awarded scholarships and were unable to utilize funds due to COVID-19 closures will be notified by an M-NCPPC representative and will be honored during the summer of 2022.
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.