Scholarship Program

The Essence of the Y

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Cleveland County Family YMCA believes that every individual should have access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Everyone is Welcome

The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership. The Y welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access to the Y based on their income. Through our Scholarship Program, the Cleveland County Family YMCA provides assistance to youth, adults and families based on their individual needs and circumstances.


Scholarship Application

The Y’s mission work is to provide financial assistance to those who need support in order to be able to participate in membership and programs at the Y. Last year, our Y raised more than $36,000 in our annual support campaign, but we gave away more than $159,000 in financial assistance to deserving members of the community. Every dollar helps! Your donations impact the lives of others! If you would like to help make a difference in someone’s life, please make a tax-deductible donation to the Y by completing the form below. Your generosity will help a child play sports, learn to swim, or have the best summer of their life at day camp.

To use the fillable PDF scholarship application, please save the form to your desktop and open with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Using the interactive form features in your browser window instead of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat may prohibit file save or print.

Committed to Our Community

Determining assistance amounts is handled by the Y in a fair and consistent manner. Every Y member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they receive a scholarship. Y members can feel confident knowing that they are a part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people, and is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

  • The Y requests that individuals and households reapply annually, with updated documentation for everyone.

  • Membership fees are subject to change when you reapply.

  • If you do not reapply at the time requested, your membership will expire.

  • Applications will be reviewed and your monthly fee amount will be determined within 7-10 business days.

  • If requesting assistance for dependents, supporting documentation for each dependent must be attached.

  • If you do not have a current tax return please call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for a free copy of your 1040 stating gross income and verification of dependents.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CHECK LIST

In addition to filling out or application for scholarship, please make sure you provide copies of the following materials:

  • Last 2 pay-stubs

  • Most recent IRS tax return

  • Current class schedules

  • Financial aid award letters

  • Dependent Verification: provide a copy of a birth certificate, tax form or social security card.

  • Public assistance verification: SNAP, housing, TANF, SSI, AID to disabled, social security/annuity/retirement income


CONTACT

Email Scholarship Application and all documentation to:

Kristie Dowdy - Executive Assistant

(405) 364-9622 Ext. 115 or Dowdy@YMCANorman.org