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Scholarships

Campus scholarship

The Amarillo College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit and tax-exempt foundation, seeks to promote excellence at Amarillo College. The scholarship application is available from November 15-October 15 annually.  Although there is no deadline for applications, it is strongly recommended students apply no later than March 1st to insure consideration for all available funds. Scholarships will be awarded in May and distributed at the first of the Fall semester. Call the Foundation Office at (806) 371-5107 with inquiries.

The Adult Students Program provides assistance to students for child care, transportation, textbooks and tuition. To qualify, students must be: married/single with children, or economically disadvantaged, especially students age 24 and older, or be responsible for a disabled family member. Call the Adult Students Program Office at (806) 371-5450 with inquiries.

Students enrolled in a declared STEM Major (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and/or Physics) may apply for the STEM scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, U. S. citizen, and apply for Federal Financial Aid. Spring 2018 deadline is 3pm, Monday, December 11th.


Outside scholarship

The Amarillo Area Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for different colleges/universities and fields of study, and eligibility for scholarships is based on the student’s county of residence, planned college or university, and/or anticipated field of study. Deadline is generally mid-February annually.

The Freshmen Success Fund for Foster Youth offers one-time grants of $1,000 for first time college freshmen students or first time student's enrolled in a TX State Technical College. Grants are awarded in increments of $500 per semester, with the student applying each term and are for basic non-tuition related needs. Application for each semester/school term may be submitted for consideration to DFPS at any time but students are encouraged to submit applications at least 2 months prior to the start of each semester or school term. 

The C. Ed Davis PAL Scholarship is for basic non-tuition needs for former foster youth who are majoring in government, political science, history, or other pre-law field. Scholarships are awarded in increments of $500 per semester and are for basic non-tuition needs. Decisions regarding scholarship awards will be made by August 1 (for Fall) or November 1 (for Spring).

The CC."Bus" and Freda Dugger scholarship is for sophomore college students transferring to WTAMU. Deadline is February 9th.

BulkOfficeSupply.com is offering an $1000 scholarship to students interested in teaching, Art, or owing their own business. Applicants must write a 500 word essay. Deadline is February 1st annually.

Payscale has established a $2000 scholarship awarded to aimed at helping female students obtaining college degrees in a STEM (science technology, engineering and math) subject. Applicants must complete the official application, which includes a 300-500 word essay. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Delta Theta Chi Sorority is accepting applications for two $2600 scholarships. Requirements include students to reside in the United States, have a high scholastic average, show evidence of financial need, and are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college. Applicants also need to submit an application form, with attachments as specified by the National Executive Council. Deadline is February 1, 2018. All applications must be submitted and accepted through a chapter of Delta Theta Chi Sorority. Contact: Brenda Bobo, Texas Nu Chapter, 3725 95th, Lubbock, TX, 79423, brenda.bobo@ttuhsc.edu.

The Eldon Durrett Memorial Scholarship was established to assist males with college expenses. Requirements include: Amarillo resident, complete at least 48 hours at Amarillo College by the end of the Spring 2018 semester and will be transferring to a four-year university for the 2018/2019 school year. Complete applications must include an official AC transcript, four reference letters, and two small photos. Deadline is February 26, 2018. All applications and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, Washington Street campus.

GoStartABlog is awarding a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program and write a 2000-2500 word essay on the topic, 'Writing has given me the opportunity to...' Deadline: March 1 annually.

Smile Marketing offers a $500 scholarship to students working toward their goal of becoming a dentist. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited dental school or pre-dental program as a full-time student and write an original, 500-word essay. Submission deadlines: March 15 or September 15.

Black Note is looking to award a $2000 scholarship to a student that shares ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world's smoke-free movement. Applicants must be 18 years or older, legal residents of the 50 United States or 10 provinces of Canada, full-time student, and submit a 750 word essay. Deadline: March 30 annually.

The Opportunity Plan provides financial assistance and counseling to students pursuing post-secondary education whether at a community college, technical school or four-year institution. Requirements include full time enrollment and 2.5 GPA. Priority deadline: April 1 annually.

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation scholarship was established to help needy Texas students attend college. The Slough Scholarship awards up to $5000 per year ($2500 per Fall/Spring) for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, whichever comes first. Requirements include: completed FAFSA, TX Resident and US Citizen, minimum 3.0 GPA, enroll as full-time college student, high school graduate, and write an essay. Deadline: April 1st for the next academic year. 

InvestmentZen is offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university in any country and submit a 500-1500 word essay. Deadline: April 1 annually.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students of any age with any type of disability. Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at an accredited college, have a disability diagnosis from a qualified person, submit an essay and have completed at least one semester of college classes. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

St. Paul United Methodist Church established a scholarship to assist students to attend college, vocational, or technical school. Applicants must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance, desire to receive a degree, be an active member of a local church and complete the application. Deadline is April 10th.

All Turf Lawn Care is offering an $1000 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in environmental studies, business, marketing, or general studies. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA, write and submit an 1,500-2,000 word essay and submit an official transcript. Deadline: April 13 annually.

Amarillo Women's Network is offering a $750 scholarship to returning students who have demonstrated leadership ability and initiative in their past educational and work efforts. Click  here to access the application. Applicants must submit a typed narrative which gives a brief explanation of leadership potential and skills used to promote women's needs in the community. If you have questions, please contact Katrina at katkins@officewiseco.com. Deadline has been extended to May 4th.

Bulldog Movers is offering a $1000 scholarship to aspiring entrepreneurs. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate college student, 3.0 GPA, and majoring in education, business, or logistics. Annual deadline is May 11.

The Leesa Social Impact Scholarship will provide $10,000 to support four exceptional students as they embark on their own journey toward social action. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited college, demonstrate a commitment to social action, have a 3.0 GPA, and submit a video. Fall deadline is May 15, 2018. Spring deadline is November 15, 2018.

NewSouth Window is awarding one lucky student a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be full-time, U.S. undergraduate seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales or related field, must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and submit an original 1,000-1,500 word essay entitled "Green Visionary Scholarship." Annual deadline is June 1.

MedicalAssistantDegrees.net is offering two $500 scholarships. Applicant must be U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, submit a 750-1000 word essay on the topic, "Why I want to pursue a career in the healthcare field?", and enroll in full time education.  Annual deadline is June and December.

AmericanMuscle is offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester. Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study. Applicants must submit a 700-1500 word essay telling how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. Deadline for Fall applicants is June 15th. Deadline for Spring applicants is October 15th.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives. Applicants can receive up to $2,500 towards tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Requirements include: graduate high school by Spring 2018, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit-profit post-secondary institution, demonstrate critical financial need (must be Pell grant eligible), demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity, under the age of 30 and be a U.S. citizen. Deadline is June 15.

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. Applicant must be a legal resident of United States, 18 years or older, enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university, and write a 500-800 word essay. Deadline for Fall applicants is June 30th. Deadline for Spring applicants is December 31st. Any questions about this scholarship can be sent to Joanna, joanna@ziprecruiter.com.

The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a health-related degree program who has been personally affected by addiction. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, enrolled or accepted in an accredited college and submit a 500 word essay. Deadline is June 30, 2018.

The Texas Association of Developing Colleges awards the Urban Scholarship for graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning undergrad college students. Community college students can receive $700 per school year. To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Texas resident, an undergraduate full-time student, complete 18/19 FAFSA with EFC<100, and be a graduate of a high school within 29 Texas cities listed on the web page. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 10, 2018.

FriendlyDentalGroup.com is excited to announce a $1000 scholarship to anyone aspiring to become a dentist, dental hygienist, orthodontist, or looking for a profession in the dental industry. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and write a 500 word essay. Deadline is July 31, 2018. 

CardRates.com is offering an $1000 tuition scholarship to future and current college students preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants must be a U.S. resident, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry, write a 500-900 word essay and provide an official transcript. Deadline for Spring applicants is July 31st.

American Graphics Institute offers a $1000 scholarship to encourage the use of design and creative thinking. This scholarship is awarded twice annually, in January and August of each year. Applicants must submit a 500-1500 word essay describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice. Deadlines are July 31 and December 31.

99Bitcoins is a website dedicated to helping people get started with Bitcoin. They are offering a $1500 scholarship to undergraduate students. Applicants must submit a 1500-2000 word essay about the future of cryptocurrency and record a 5-15 minute video. Deadline is August 1, 2018.

Beldon is a specialized home improvement company offering two $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be seeking a degree in business, management, communications, marketing or related field, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit a 1,500-2,000 word essay. Annual Deadline: September 1st.

USAttorneys.com is offering a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, planning to attend an accredited American university college or currently enrolled and write an 800-1000 word essay. Deadline is October 1, 2018.

Adoptions from the Heart offers education scholarships for parents who have placed their child for adoption. Priority will be given to applicants who have placed a child for adoption in or after 1985, accepted to a college or trade school, show financial need, and write an essay regarding their adoption story. Additional qualifications include 2.5 or higher GPA, complete scholarship application and provide transcript.Deadline for Fall Semester is December 1st. Deadline for Spring Semester is July 1st.

The Kalu Yala $1000 scholarship was created with the future entrepreneurs and business people in mind. Applicants must write a 500-word essay on the topic: "The Main Benefits of Studying Abroad". Deadline is December 31, 2018.

The Dietspotlight.com Research Leadership Scholarship program was created to encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity can be controlled. Four winners will be chosen. Highest award is $3000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Applicants must write a 900-1500 word essay. Deadline is December 31, 2018.  

The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences. Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare of the life sciences, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and write a 1,000-2,000 word essay. Annual deadline is December 31.

The Adrian Rubin $1000 Scholarship helps students get closer to achieving their goals of landing their dream career. Applicants must write a 500 word essay answering the question, "How do you think real estate investment trends will change over the next five years?". Deadline is January 1, 2019.


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