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What is the Program?

RAYS is a scholarship program for eligible youth to help cover costs for a multitude of activities including but not limited to: sports registration, band, dance, and other recreational programs. The RAYS scholarship can provide up to $100 per individual, and has a limit of $200 per household. 

Am I eligible?

To receive a RAYS scholarship the child must be under 18 and living in one of our service counties (Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk and Warren). Your household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
to qualify for RAYS. Funding availability does vary.


To apply for this program, please call 515-518-4770.

What documentation is required?

  • Identification for all household members

  • Proof of the last 30 days of income or previous year’s income

  • Invoice, estimate of cost of program, or registration form

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