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Skill Building Scholarships

The goal of the Camp/Skill-Building Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to a targeted group of youth for activities that would enable them to develop a skill, talent, or interest in which, due to a lack of funds, they would otherwise be unable to participate. These skill-building scholarships are aimed at expanding the child's horizon, increasing the child's skills, building self-confidence, and enhancing self-esteem.

To be eligible, these criteria must be met:

  • Age 5-18
  • Novi resident
    • Must have been a resident of Novi for 1+ years
  • Income eligible according to current HUD guidelines (see chart on page 3 of application)

The following documentation must be submitted:

  • Proof of residency with copies of 3 of the following 5 pieces of identification:
    •  Driver’s license
    •  State ID
    •  Property tax statement
    •  Lease agreement
    • City of Novi water bill
  • Proof of income with copy of Federal Tax Form 1040 from previous year
  • Flyer/brochure for the activity showing cost, location, and dates

Other information:

  • Once eligibility is verified, the scholarship request must be approved by NYA’s scholarship committee.
  • If approved, the parent will receive an acceptance letter and a check will be mailed directly to the activity sponsor.
  • If approved, maximum scholarship is 50% of the program cost.  The scholarship will be valid for one month from the date of approval.
  • Scholarship may be rescinded and restitution of any fees paid will be collected if scholarship information is falsified.
  • Transportation to and from programs/classes and events, as well as any additional fees associated with the program/class are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
  • Scholarships will not be awarded for preschool.
  • Scholarship funds are limited.

Click here for the Scholarship Application