Thrive is a full ride to AC

How do I receive my THRIVE Scholarship?

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  1. 1
    Apply to Amarillo College

    Follow the steps to Apply to AC
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  2. 2
    Complete the FAFSA*

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student AidStart FAFSA Application

  3. 3
    Complete the AC Foundation Scholarship Application

    Complete the AC Foundation General Scholarship ApplicationSTART ACF APPLICATION

 What does the THRIVE Scholarship cover?

Tuition & Fees

The THRIVE Scholarship Program pays your tuition, fees and books* for 60 credit hours at Amarillo College or 3 years of study at AC; whichever comes first.

*Eligibility for the scholarship is not based on family income. Whether your family's annual income is $1 or $1 million, all students that meet the criteria below are eligible to receive the scholarship.

Who is eligible for THRIVE?

Amarillo ISD graduates who...

Attended AISD since freshman year
Graduated with a GPA of 80 or higher
Maintained good attendance
Did not get expelled or placed on DAEP

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Thrive Criteria

Students graduating in the class of 2019 or later must meet one of these criteria to be eligible:

  • Students must reside in Amarillo ISD and be enrolled full time (on or before the last day of school in their 9th-grade year) and graduate from an AISD high school.
  • Or students may reside within the northernmost 26-county area of the Panhandle and transfer (on or before the last day of school of their 9th-grade year) into, attend and graduate from an AISD high school.
  • Or students can move from outside the 26 county area, transfer into, attend full time, and graduate from an AISD high school (at any time).
  • Or students can transfer into, attend full time, and graduate from an AISD high school (at any time) due to a parent accepting a job related to an active AEDC Location Incentive.

If you meet one of the above criteria, you must also meet these requirements:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment through graduation from an AISD high school once eligible enrollment in AISD is established
  • Have an 80 or higher high school GPA or meet TSI college readiness standards
  • Have never been expelled or placed in DAEP
  • Meet minimum Texas attendance requirements
  • Complete the three steps listed above

You will receive a confirmation letter from AC upon high school graduation from AISD once all these items are complete.

*Application required, regardless of eligibility.

Got questions about Thrive?

Contact AskAC:

(806) 371-5000


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