Play it Forward Scholarship Fund

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It is in keeping with the Town of Cary’s philosophy to ensure that all citizens receive equal opportunity to participate in recreation. The Town provides the opportunity for Cary residents to apply for scholarships and/or reduction of fees for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ programs.

Scholarship Donations

There are many needs in our community that have been met because of the support of this program. Your tax deductible donations of any amount are welcome anytime. Additionally, anyone can make a donation of $1 or more to the scholarship fund, by adding the donation amount to their program registration form. Call (919) 469-4061 for details.

Application Information

Scholarship assistance is available to Cary residents only.

Dorcas Ministries reviews all scholarship applications to determine eligibility on an annual basis. To help expedite the process, you may print and complete the scholarship application form and take it, along with the requested documentation, to Dorcas Ministries. Dorcas Ministries can be reached by phone at (919) 469-9861 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location of Dorcas Ministries

187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511

Located in the same building as the Dorcas Shop.

After the screening process, Dorcas Ministries contacts Town of Cary staff, who will in turn contact scholarship applicants about registration.

Events to Support Play It Forward


Have a blast with friends while you dip, dive, duck, and dodge to support Cary's Play It Forward Scholarship Fund. The 2nd annual Dodgeball Tournament takes place on March 23 at Bond Park Community Center. All proceeds from the event will go toward the fund, which provides scholarships for Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Resources' programs. Register your coed team by March 11. 

Interested in being a sponsor to support the event and the Play It Forward Scholarship Fund? A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.

For Additional Scholarship Information

Carla Witherington
Community Outreach Specialist
(919) 653-7107

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