Twenty Dallas-area high school seniors received a total of $43,000 in academic scholarships from the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation at its 36th Annual Y Scholars Dinner. These scholarships are renewable over four years for a total of $172,000. Outside the dinner, the YMCA awarded an additional $126,000 to 70 continuing college students who re-qualified for prior scholarships based on academic achievement. Funds for the scholarships are made possible through the F.W. and Bessie A. Dye Foundation. These funds were given to the Dallas Y’s Foundation to provide post-secondary scholarships for local youth subject to certain items and conditions. YMCA Scholarships and Dye Scholarships funded by the Dye Foundation are distributed to students who demonstrate the desire to attend and complete college. Since 1981, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation had awarded nearly $4 million in educational scholarship to high school seniors.