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.
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.
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
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
Please join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MacGregor Downs Country Club for the Cary Women's Club Fashion Show and Brunch, Rainbow of Opportunities, benefiting the Town of Cary's Play It Forward Scholarship Fund. The Woman Club's "rainbows" have strengthened many families, children and women, through a great variety of public services and causes. Last year, the Club provided almost $5000 to the Carying Place while, in 2017, Dorcas Ministries received more than $4000 as a result of their annual fundraiser. See flyer (PDF) for more details.
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
Special Services Supervisor