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With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Cleveland County Family YMCA believes that every individual should have access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership. The Y welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access to the Y based on their income. Through our Scholarship Program, the Cleveland County Family YMCA provides assistance to youth, adults and families based on their individual needs and circumstances.


Determining assistance amounts is handled by the Y in a fair and consistent manner. Every Y member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they receive a scholarship. Y members can feel confident knowing that they are part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people and is committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  • The Y requests that individuals and households reapply annually, with updated documentation for everyone.

  • Membership fees are subject to change when you reapply.

  • If you do not reapply at the time requested, your membership will expire.

  • Applications will be reviewed and your monthly fee amount will be determined within 7-10 business days.

  • If requesting assistance for dependents, supporting documentation for each dependent must be attached.

  • If you do not have a current tax return please call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for a free copy of your 1040 stating gross income and verification of dependents.

  • If approved, your award letter will be emailed to you. Be sure to include a legible email address on your application.

  • Anyone not listed on the scholarship award letter, cannot receive membership privileges.  If they want to add them, it should go through the person processing their scholarship and the spreadsheet must be updated.

  • If the scholarship recipient is wanting to add another adult to their membership, they will need to re-apply including the additional person’s income & verification

  • In order to receive scholarship benefits for child care, BOTH applicants must either:

    • Work full-time

    • Be a full-time student (and provide current class schedule)

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To use the fillable PDF scholarship application, please save the form to your desktop and open with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Using the interactive form features in your browser window instead of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat may prohibit file save or print.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Scholarship Award Letters will be emailed to you so make sure you provide us with an active email address.


Certified Foster Families receive 50% off their monthly membership, youth sports, and swim lessons! To apply, fill out the scholarship application with a copy of your Benefit Program Letter and send it to

Foster Families


The Y’s mission work is to provide financial assistance to those who need support in order to be able to participate in membership and programs at the Y. Your donations impact the lives of others! If you would like to help make a difference in someone’s life, please make a tax-deductible donation to the Y by completing the form below. Your generosity will help a child play sports, learn to swim, or have the best summer of their life at day camp.


Megann Perez | Director of Program & Member Services

(405) 364-9622 ext. 122

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