In an effort to fulfill the mission of the YMCA of Paterson, there is a scholarship fund established to provide financial assistance to families in our programs. It is our goal to assist as many families as possible; therefore, the resources in the fund are allocated throughout all of the services provided by the YMCA of Paterson.

It is the mission of the YMCA to provide services for any person or family who desires to participate in the YMCA, regardless of the ability to pay the standard membership or program fee. Every year the YMCA raises funds to help scholarship youth and families through our Annual Campaign and our Endowment Fund.  Those not able to afford the full fee may be awarded assistance based on their demonstrated inability to pay.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must work or reside in the YMCA of Paterson service area and meet the household/yearly income requirements. The YMCA believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the recipient contributes to the cost of their YMCA involvement; therefore, applicants may be asked to pay some portion of the fees. Scholarships are awarded for a one-year period. Applicants will be notified once the application for scholarship has been reviewed.

Upon receipt of all the information, the Scholarship Committee will review the application. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for application to be evaluated. The information submitted will be kept confidential and by submitting the scholarship assessment form, the YMCA of Paterson is authorized to verify all of the information contained therein. Regular fees will be in effect until notified by the Scholarship Committee.

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a Member of the YMCA of Paterson?  Please complete the Membership Application and Waiver Form.  Click on the links below to access the forms!  

Membership Application

Waiver Form

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