OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP
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 Shelby YMCA ensures that every individual has access to essentials needed to learn, grown and thrive.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access based on their ability to pay. Through the Open Doors Scholarship Program, the Shelby YMCA provides assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs
COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY
Determining assistance amounts is handled by the Membership Coordinator to ensure that each scholarship is allocated in a fair and consistent manner. Every YMCA member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they receive
a scholarship. YMCA members can feel confident knowing they are a part of an organization that care greatly for the well- being of all people, and is committed to youth development healthy living and social responsibility.
An Open Doors Scholarship reduces the membership fee; it does not eliminate it.
Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale - with many levels of support for a wide variety of household sizes and situations. See the scale HERE
A non-refundable $10 processing fee is due in order to process the scholarship application.
All Open Doors Scholarships are granted on a one-year basis.
The YMCA requests that individuals and families reapply every year, with updated documentation.
Membership fees are subject to change when you re-apply.
If you do not re-apply at the time requested, your membership will expire.
Please contact the Membership Director if you have any questions.