Am I Eligible?
Eligibility is based upon many factors that consider household size, income, household expenses and personal circumstances. All applications are confidential. We encourage everyone to apply.
How to Apply
Download a confidential scholarship application.
You’ll need your most recent year’s Federal Income Tax (1040 first two pages), (4) recent pay stubs, proof of child support and/or social security benefits (if applicable), food stamp or cash assistance determination letter (if applicable) and a written paragraph explaining your personal circumstances.
Return your completed application and required documentation to your local Y. A membership services coordinator will be in touch within 2-3 days to discuss your application.
YMCAs are vital charitable organizations that want all people to feel welcome regardless of their personal circumstances. Perhaps its job loss, an extended illness, divorce- or any number of unforeseen situations – that cause an individual or a family to re-evaluate their involvement at the Y. It’s in these most stressful times that the Y can be most helpful in filling the gaps until they are back on their feet.
The Y provides financial assistance for Y membership and program fees to ensure that all people have equal access to Y programs and services regardless of ability to pay.
We are able to provide this financial assistance through the generous donations of our members and friends of the Y through our annual campaign. If fees prove to be an obstacle to your Y participation, please inquire at your local Y branch.