The Y offers need-based assistance to help individuals and families access the programs that are important to them. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors and partners who are committed to providing resources that increase access so more people can come together for the common good.

Applying is easy and confidential

Step 1

If you have used Y programs/membership previously, go to step 2. Otherwise, create a new Y account for you/your family. Add all family members interested in Y programs.

Note: Only create a new account if you have not used the Y before. Please don’t create a 2nd account. Call us at 612-230-9622 if you are unsure if you have a Y account.

Step 2

Gather your income documents to upload with your scholarship application. If you file taxes, your 1040 form for the previous year is best. View income & financial support verification documentation.

We cannot process your application without proper income documentation.

Step 3

Online application form

Applications are processed in the order received. We’ll review your information and within ten (10) business days you should receive an email from us with a decision. We will let you know if we need additional information.

How it works

We’ll consider your annual income, the number of adults and dependents in your household, and then determine a scholarship to align with your individual situation. Our goal is to help all families who qualify for assistance. If your family gets assistance through the county or other agency, please let us know. Some camps have additional funding available to help with the cost – work weekends, volunteer credit, or campership funds. Contact the camp office directly for more information. Scholarships are possible thanks to individual and business contributions.

Not ready to apply now? Learn more about our programs using menus at the top of the page or contact Y customer service if you have questions about applying for Y scholarships.