$172K GIFTED TO 20 SENIORS FOR THE 2022 YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
DALLAS, TEXAS – 20 Dallas area high school seniors received academic scholarships of $8-12K each from the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation as part of their 2022 Annual College Scholarship program. The funds go to graduating high school seniors living in the Dallas area with an affiliation to the YMCA.
“These funds are provided by individuals who deeply believe that a college education is a contributing factor to an individual’s success,” said Kathryn Allen, President of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation. “We hope that college will inspire them to become lifelong agents of change.”
Funds for the scholarships are renewable over the span of four years and made possible through the Carl B. and Florence E. King and the F.W. and Bessie A. Dye Foundations. The Fina Foundation and the Jack C. Phipps Fund are included in contributions. These funds were given to the Dallas Y’s Foundation to provide post-secondary scholarships for local high school students and can be subject to certain items and conditions. YMCA Scholarships along with the King and Dye Scholarships are provided to students based on grades, college entrance exam scores, community involvement, achievements, financial needs, and the student desire to attend and complete college.
"We believe there shouldn’t be barriers to obtaining a higher education, “said Curt Hazelbaker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “That’s why we’ve made it a priority to provide North Texans with the support they need to help set them up for success before they step onto a college campus. The Dallas Y’s Foundation has offered scholarships to area students for decades, and we plan to continue to be in their corner for many more years to come.”
Jillian Kirkley, Texas State University
Mia Goswick, Texas Tech University
Kara Reardon, Oklahoma State University
Trisha Dasgupta, University of Texas at Austin
Mireya Ledesma, University of Oklahoma
Peace Erezi, University of Texas at Austin
George Stewart, University of Oklahoma
Ana Saenz, Texas Woman’s University
Ryan Taylor, University of Alabama
Gabriela Quintero, Dallas Baptist University
Johnjuanna Fisher, Texas Southern University
Rhea Sharma, Texas A&M University
Dorian Ross, Tulane University
Rein Arnouk, University of North Texas
Marcela Pedron, Louisiana State University
Trinity Myrben, DeVry University
Kassandra Zapata, University of Houston
Kennedie Phillips, University of Texas at Austin
Sanjana Dandu, University of Texas at Austin
Bryan Chacon, Texas A&M
About the Foundation:
The first gift to the Endowment Fund was made by E.R. Brown, Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors from 1919-to 1934. The will of Mr. Brown established a Trust to pay the YMCA and his church $1,000 annually for maintenance, upkeep, and operation. In the intervening years, many gifts have been received from those with similar interests for the perpetuity of the mission and growth of the YMCA’s service to youth and families of the greater Dallas area.
In 1995, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation was chartered as a Texas non-profit corporation to manage the investments and distribution of the endowment of the YMCA Foundation. A majority of the scholarships awarded to the students are from the F.W. & Bessie A. Dye Foundation scholarship fund, and the remaining scholarships are funded through community gifts and donated gifts to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation.
A majority of the scholarships awarded to the students are from the F.W. & Bessie A. Dye Foundation Scholarship fund and the remaining scholarships are funded through community gifts and donated gifts to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women, and children each year, regardless of age, income, or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact, and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.