YMCA College Scholarship
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Annual College Scholarship

College Scholarship

As part of the YMCA's effort to help youth succeed, the Dallas YMCA offers, through the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation, a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors living in the Dallas area.

Selections are based on college entrance scores, high school grades, financial circumstances, community service, and the individual's personal motivation and desire for furthering his/her education. Students have an opportunity to receive renewable scholarships up to $3,000 per year for 4 years.


The postmark deadline is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Mail or deliver your application and required paperwork to*:

T. Boone Pickens YMCA - Scholarship Department
601 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201

*Please note: no faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a graduating high school senior
  • No YMCA involvement is required to apply for the scholarships
  • Must turn in a completed application with all required documents included no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Applications may be mailed to the T. Boone Pickens YMCA, postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023, or dropped off in person at the T Boone Pickens YMCA
  • Student must be available to attend the interview either Saturday, February 4th, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM, or Saturday, February 11th, 2023, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be no other interview date options provided unless one of these dates is canceled due to inclement weather.  The only make-up date, in case of inclement weather, will be Tuesday, February 15th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Student must be available to attend College Scholarship Reception when they will formally be awarded the scholarship on Thursday, May 11th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at T. Boone Pickens YMCA (3rd Floor Lobby).

 Maintenance Requirements (once awarded):

  • Take a minimum of 12 hours per semester
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Return the following documents every semester:
  • Renewal Form (Emails from the college scholarship office 1 month before it's due back)
  • Previous semester transcript (Does not have to be the official transcript, but we do need to see that it was downloaded from the college's site)
  • Upcoming semester schedule
  • Progress letter (Short letter that tells what activities they are involved in; challenges they have faced in the last semester and what they are looking forward to in the coming semester)

For more information, please contact collegescholarship@ymcadallas.org.