The YMCA believes that every person should have an opportunity to participate in the Y and pursue their own personal goals regardless of skill or financial level. Because of our service and dedication to our community, we offer membership and program funding. Please feel free to review the department information and the links to the programs where scholarships are available.

Financial Assistance approval is based on a sliding fee scale designed to fit individual financial situations. Available funding is based on personal need, enrollment, and our financial resources.

Membership

The Open Arms financial assistance program offers scholarships towards membership. Scholarships are awarded on the 1st and the 15th of each month. If you submit your application between the 1st and the 14th of the month, your membership will be approved for the 1st of the following month. If you submit your application between the 15th and 31st, your membership will be approved for the 15th of the following month. All applications require written proof of income to determine the appropriate scholarship award every 6 months.  For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8007.
The application may be found here.

CLASSES & PROGRAMMING

Class scholarship requests are taken between the Friday-Sunday before each session’s online registration begins. You may submit your request by completing an online form found HERE.  The class scholarship submission page will close at 9am on the Monday before registration begins each session.

*This form is used for YMCA classes and programs only. It does not cover YMCA memberships, child care or camps.
2016 Class Scholarship Request Dates:

Fall I Scholarship Registration: 8/12/16 – 8/15/16
Member online registration begins: Wednesday, 8/17/16
Community online registration begins: Wednesday, 8/19/16
Fall I Class Session Dates: 9/6/16 – 10/23/16

Fall II Scholarship Registration: 10/7/16 – 10/10/15
Member online registration begins: Wednesday, 10/12/16
Community online registration begins: Wednesday, 10/14/16
Fall II Class Session Dates: 10/24/16 – 12/18/16

For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or 734661.8007.

Youth Sports Leagues

Applications for youth sports leagues are accepted only the weekend before YMCA program registration begins. Applications are submitted via our Class/Program Scholarship request survey. The link to this survey can be found here.

Fall I Sports application deadline: 8.12.16 – 8.15.16

Fall II: 10.7.16- 10.10.16

For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or (734)661-8007.

Ypsilanti After School Sports Programs

Information on financial assistance for Ypsilanti afterschool programs can be found in the registration flyer available at your child’s school office. For more information, please contact Colette Hemker, Youth Community Program Director at chemker@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8031.

Youth in Government

Scholarships available on an individual basis. For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or 734661.8007.

Teen After School Program

Limited scholarships are available beginning in September. Scholarships are distributed during the school year as available. For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or 734661.8007.

Child Care

Families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance
after your child has been guaranteed a space in the program.  For more information, please contact Sarah Kim, Child Care Director at skim@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8058.

Camp AGQ

Camp Al-Gon-Quian is the Ann Arbor YMCA’s residential summer camp located on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan. We are excited to offer financial assistance so all campers have the chance to participate in residential camp!

While our process has ended for the 2016 camp year, the Ann Arbor YMCA remains committed to ensuring that all potential campers have the opportunity to attend our programs. We expect to begin accepting applications in December of 2016 for the 2017 camp year.

For more information, please contact James Highsmith, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at jhighsmith@annarborymca.org or (734)661-8007.

Day Camps

YMCA summer day camps are all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships and memories. We do our very best to ensure every child has an opportunity to attend camp and we look forward to receiving your application for financial assistance. We evaluate scholarship applications and distribute funds based on family income, number of household members and cover letters.

Our scholarship process for the 2016 camp year has concluded. We expect to begin accepting applications for the 2017 camp season in February 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the Financial Assistance program, please contact James Highsmith, Open Arms Coordinator, at (734) 661-8007, or the Day Camp Office Registrar at (734) 661-8039.