Interested in a Financial Scholarship? At the Y, we are determined to devote our full strength and concentrated attention to strengthening the community. In order to do so, we believe that everyone should have access to our facilities, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive. To apply for financial support, just fill out the application below and submit it with proof of income (last two pay stubs or a tax return) to Executive Director Virginia Kaczmarek for consideration. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield, MN 55057.
Are you interested in making a donation to the Y Scholarship Drive? Press the green “GIVE” tab above for more information on how.
Make an Impact. Make Opportunities Available. Donate to the annual Y SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE.
With your donation, we can share the Y with youth, adults and families who otherwise might not be able to participate at the Y. Contributions ensure that everyone has the opportunity to prosper, thrive and develop together in a healthy environment.
You have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for so many Northfielders and members in our surrounding community. Each month we have an average of 788 community members receiving support. Financial scholarship awards range from 20%-75% off regular fees. When you give to the Y, your generosity reaches children, adults and families throughout the Northfield area. Join the list of those making these opportunities available.
Very Special Thank You to our 2015 $1,000+ annual donors. We are proud to display recognition banners in our gymnasium (2’x4′ colorful banner).
$10,000 annual donor:
Medical Staff of the Northfield Hospital
$5,000 annual donor:
Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Jim and Linda Sawyer
Bell Mortgage (special thank you to Mary Dack and Krin Finger)
Melissa & Dave Donkers
And a Big Thank You to our $500-750 annual donors:
Beth and Dennis Berry
Gary and Mary Carlson
Kevin and Peggy Fink
Bryan and Andrea Hoff
Emily and Art Monaghan
Gary and Bonnie Van Erp
Brad and Veronica Wille
Y Scholarship Drive – How Can I Help? With your generous gift of:
$50: a child can explore the outdoors Y camp
$150: 7 adults get access to fitness opportunities in the fight against obesity
$250: 3 single parents can join the Y and visit regularly with their children
$500: 15 youth in recreation programs can stretch their muscles and have fun with friends
$1,000: 10 students can develop civic leadership skills through Youth in Government
$2,500: provides 90 families a monthly membership for unlimited fun and healthy opportunities
Families receiving direct support come from a wide variety of backgrounds including those experiencing layoffs, limited income, salary reductions, divorce, mental and physical disabilities, single parent households and military service.
In addition to providing direct scholarship to families, the Y Scholarship Drive subsidizes safe and beneficial programs for youth and families. To ensure the safety of all Y program participants, staff receive training in First Aid, CPR and child abuse prevention. The Y Scholarship Drive makes it possible for us to host Healthy Kids Day, a community-wide event offered every spring to educate and actively engage kids and parents in healthy initiatives.
Want to learn more?
The YMCA is a 501(c) public charity. Contributions of any size make a direct impact. Donations are tax-deductible. Thanks to your support and generosity, the YMCA will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay.
For information on how to apply for a scholarship – visit our Membership Page. You do not need to be a member to receive a financial scholarship.