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Financial Scholarships


At the Y, we believe we have something special—a sense of community—and that everyone should have access to that community, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive.


The Northfield Area Family YMCA makes every effort to provide membership and program services to anyone who wishes to participate. All scholarships are made possible through contributions to our Annual Campaign. Each year we are able to provide financial assistance to pay for memberships, programs & camp experiences.

To apply for financial support, just fill out the application below and submit it with proof of income (for all members 18+ in your household) for consideration. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Email your completed application to or drop it off at the Member Services desk at our Y. Please make sure all applications are complete when submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Once submitted, it may take 10 - 14 business days for it to be processed, depending on whether the application was complete.


How will I find out what I may receive?

If you are approved for a scholarship, an award letter will be emailed to you explaining the details.


Why does the Y request financial information?

We want to ensure that assistance goes to those most in need. By providing us the appropriate information on your family's income and size, we can award aid in a fair and consistent manner.


Who will see my financial information?

Your information is considered confidential and will be seen only by the Membership Experience Coordinator and Member Services staff.


What programs & services can I receive assistance for?

Scholarships are available for memberships and programs, which  include: swimming lessons, personal training, camp, and certain program classes.


Acceptable Income Proofs

Here is a list of acceptable income proofs. At least 1 of these needs to be submitted with your application for every person in your household over 18 years of age.

  • Copy of last 2 pay stubs from current employer
  • Copy of your last year's tax returns
  • Copy of Social Security Award letter
  • Copy of last 2 months of County Assistance, or other Government Assistance
  • Copy of last 2 months of Unemployment Benefits
  • Copy of Child Support & Alimony payments
  • Copy of Bank statements that show income source, minimum 2 months
  • Referral Letter from Health Care Provider
  • Referral Letter from an organization that has knowledge of applicant's financial status, household size, and situation.
    • Example, Community Action Center in Northfield


Click Here to Download Application

Click Here to Download Application