The Eleanor Crain Memorial Scholarship



The Eleanor Crain Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by family and friends to honor the memory of an amazing woman who had a huge heart for the kids in our community. Before a child's first day in Kindergarten, he or she needs a strong educational foundation that will prepare them for their entire school life. Unfortunately, many families may not be able to afford a preschool program, limiting their child's advantage when entering Kindergarten. 

This scholarship provides opportunities for eligible children to access quality early education--supporting life long learning. A partial scholarship is offered annually to qualified children in the Y's half-day preschool program. Eligible students must be 3 to 5 years old, a resident of Pueblo County, and complete the required application. 

Scholarships will be applied to the child's account using a prorated monthly rate. Families are responsible for the remaining balance of their child's tuition/fees per YMCA policies as detailed within the fee agreement.

No person/s shall receive any direct cash benefit from any scholarship award/s. Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other financial assistance.

Application process is May 1 - July 1, 2022. To receive priority, applications requesting a scholarship for the half-day preschool program (September-May) must be received by July 1, 2022. All applications must be fully completed, signed, and submitted on time.

Please email completed applications to [email protected]