Voyagers, Inc. does not want financial circumstances to be a barrier to attending a Coop Day. The Board of Directors believes that making membership accessible is an important value, to our community and to our mission as a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. Anyone in the Voyagers community may apply for a scholarship. Awards will be based upon financial need and availability of scholarship funds, and will be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
Our ability to fund scholarships is limited; scholarships are waivers of fees and reduce our revenue. If you are able to pay for any part of Voyagers membership fees, no matter how small, please indicate this on our scholarship application. Every amount that any member contributes helps us to keep our organization sustainable, and allows us to offer assistance to those who can’t afford to pay Coop fees, either in whole or in part.
The maximum scholarship amount for 2019/2020 is $399 per family, per term.
Voyagers’ Scholarship Policy
Scholarship awards will only apply to Full-Day or Half-Day Coop Membership fee. Scholarships do not cover any other fees, including Family Membership fees and study group fees.
In evaluating financial need and determining the size of any award, the Scholarship Committee will use Massachusetts income data published online: Massachusetts State Median Income.
The eligibility threshold for Voyagers Scholarships will be set at 75% of the Yearly State Median Income by Family Size. Threshold values for 2019-2020 are detailed in the threshold table (figures rounded to nearest dollar).