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Recreation Scholarship Program 
DSA’s Recreation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to individuals with Down syndrome to participate in recreational activities.  These activities may include, but are not limited to; organized sports, summer camps, exercise classes, gymnastics, karate, swim, and dance lessons. It may NOT be used for therapy services, daycare, family vacations, or memberships to local museums or public attractions. 

  • Monies will be sent directly to the program (invoice required) or reimbursed with a paid receipt. Applications submitted without the receipt of payment will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Eligibility:
Any individual with Down syndrome registered as a member of Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.

Submission Process:
Please fill out the Recreation Scholarship Application, and include an invoice or paid receipt, within 30 days of completion of the program and mail to the address below or send via email to info@dsamildlands.org.

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

6001 Dodge Street CEC 117b

Omaha, NE 68182

*Applications submitted without the receipt of payment will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. 

Annual Maximum:
The maximum amount awarded per individual per fiscal year is $250. DSA’s fiscal year begins January 1 and ends on December 31. The program is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Awarding Funds:
Once an application is approved, you will receive a check via USPS. If the application is denied, a brief explanation will be included in the written notification.

Denied Requests:
Requests will be denied for the following reasons:

  • Requestor has already been awarded the annual maximum of $250
  • Application received without receipt of payment
  • More than 30 days have lapsed since the completion of the program
  • Event is not classified as a recreational activity
  • Activity is a prescribed therapy session
  • Recreation Scholarship funds have been exhausted for the current fiscal year

Please contact DSA at (402) 554-6095 if you have questions.