The West Cook YMCA sees no better expression of our goal to promote social equity in our communities than through our scholarship program. Your Y promises to open its doors to all and provide access to a healthy spirit, mind, and body regardless of ability to pay. Because of our members who have generously contributed to the Annual Support Campaign, we have been able to serve our communities’ needs in this manner and are ready to continue supporting those who now find themselves in need.
We understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our country, our state, and our communities. To better meet the needs of those impacted by this pandemic, our Rapid Response Scholarship Program is available to current members who live in our service area. This updated and improved scholarship program is designed to provide rapid financial assistance approval to those in need without encumbering them with an extended, slow process.
We are asking you to select your current household's monthly income level to provide a rapid response scholarship for your first month back. In order to receive an additional 3 months of financial assistance, you will need to submit proof of your monthly income to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of the month that you are first approved. Any scholarships approved after the 20th, will begin the following month.