General Scholarship Application

Scholarships are a great way to help pay for college and are one of many ways that you can fund your education. The Amarillo College Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of academic merit, leadership/participation, and financial need or any combination of these guidelines.

AC Foundation Awards Over One Million Dollars in Scholarships Annually

The AC Foundation administers over 760 scholarships and support funds to more than 2000 students annually. We have made it easy for students to apply with one universal scholarship application for all of the funds available.

PLEASE NOTE: The AC Foundation strives to help as many students with scholarships as we can, but we receive more scholarship applications than we have funds to award.  No student is guaranteed a scholarship.  Scholarships can be awarded for a maximum of six consecutive semesters (fall and spring only).

Amarillo College Foundation Scholarship Application Information

Instructions for filling out the General Scholarship Application:

  1. Fill out the application completely, including all financial information. Incomplete applications are not considered for awards.
  2. If new to Amarillo College, please provide your most recent transcript. The transcript can be uploaded to your application.
  3. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save it. Save your Student ID# and password in order to go back and complete the application. Once complete, press YES and SUBMIT.
  4. Your application will be reviewed, at which time, you will receive a message on your AC Student Email accepting your completed application or notifying you that your application is incomplete.
  5. If you are chosen to receive a scholarship, you will be notified through your AC Student Email and will have 7 days to accept your award before it expires.

All Amarillo College Foundation Scholarships are for Fall and Spring Only

Health Sciences or Nursing

You must formally be accepted into the programs to claim Allied Health or Nursing as your major. 

Art, Music, and Theatre Majors

Preferred application deadline: 6/1

Many of the Creative Art departments have auditions to be included in their programs. The preferred application deadline for these majors is extended to accommodate these students. 

Adult Students

Preferred application deadline: 3/1

This program is for students 24 or older with financial needs and/or dependent children.
Call the Adult Students Department at 806-371-5439 for more information.

LITE (Living Independently Through Education)

Preferred application deadline: 3/1

This program is for students with documented disabilities.
Call the AC Disability Services Program at 806-345-5639 for an assessment appointment.

Transfer Students to a Four-Year University

Preferred application deadline: 10/15

There are several scholarships available for students transferring to a four-year institution. Please fill out the General Scholarship Application and specify in the first line of your essay that you are transferring.

Sybil B. Harrington Scholarships

Final application deadline: February 1st

These scholarships are only for new high school graduating seniors in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do you define new students or returning students?
    A new student is anyone who has not been a Amarillo College student in the past. The student could be a recent graduate of a high school or someone who has been out of high school for a while, but has never enrolled at Amarillo College. A new, incoming student could also be someone transferring from another college or university to Amarillo College.

    A returning student are those students who are currently enrolled at Amarillo College and plan to continue their education at Amarillo College.

    You are only required to upload a transcript if you have never been, or are not currently enrolled at AC.

  2. Is there a minimum GPA or hourly requirement? 
    Yes, a minimum GPA of 2.0 and enrollment in at least six hours is required to apply for an AC scholarship. However, all scholarships have criteria that were set up by the benefactor detailing what is required by a student in order to be awarded the scholarship. The student is applying for all scholarships by completing the Amarillo College Foundation General Scholarship Application. 

  3. Should I apply for specific awards?
    No, by completing the Amarillo College Foundation General Scholarship Application, a student is applying for all of the Amarillo College Foundation scholarships. Only the Dual Credit and Sybil B. Harrington require a different application.

  4. Do you adhere firmly to the application deadline?

  5. What does the preferred deadline mean?
    Applications submitted by the preferred deadline of March 1 will be considered first for scholarship funds available. Applications received after the preferred deadline will be considered until all funds are exhausted. October 15 is the final deadline, no exceptions.

  6. What does final deadline mean?
    This means that the deadline stated is the final deadline.

  7. I received a scholarship, but the money has not been applied to my account. What should I do? 
    Scholarship awards are generally applied to charges for tuition, fees and books directly through the financial aid office. Any remaining balance is the responsibility of the student. Any credit balance will be forfeited and returned to the Foundation. Students will need to check with the financial aid office to see if any payments are still due following their scholarship award.