Y Scholars


Are you a high school senior? Do you have a minimum 2.5 GPA? Do you exemplify the Y's Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Y-Scholar award that grants a $1,500 scholarship to be used toward college expenses!

The Illinois branches of the Gateway Region YMCA will be accepting applications for their Y-Scholar Award in the fall of 2016.

To apply, fill out an application at your local participating branch. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.

Applicants will need to submit a letter of recommendation, school transcripts and his/her ACT/SAT scores.

Turn in all documents at your local Y. Two winners will be selected per branch, with the exception of one winner at Community Services branch. After submitting proof of school enrollment, the Y will credit the student's bursar account with $1,500 at their respective college/university.

For more information, please contact Will Welsh (william.welsh@gwrymca.org) • (618) 233-1243.

The Y is excited to partner with Lindenwood University for the Y-Scholar program. If you would like to receive information from Lindenwood University about their admissions process or degree offerings, please contact Will Welsh (william.welsh@gwrymca.org) • (618) 233-1243.