Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1978 by Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush, longtime residents of Amarillo, both of whom passed away in 1982.  Mr. and Mrs. Bush were both accountants before they met, and after their marriage in 1948, combined their business interests and enjoyed many years together in their accounting partnership.  As their business grew, they began to share their wealth with others in numerous ways.  This scholarship is one way in which the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Bush continues to give back to the community.  This scholarship benefits students who exhibit desire and potential expertise in accounting.


Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student residing in the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle; and

Must plan to major or are already majoring in Accounting and attend Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University.


Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at

Award Selection

AAF Scholarship Selection Committee  

Scholarship Amount

$500/semester for up to 8 semesters

Scholarship Requirements

*Each semester’s payment is contingent upon meeting the following:

Recipient must attend college the fall semester immediately following selection;

Maintain full-time student status (typically 12 credit hours/semester for undergraduate studies);

Maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA while in college; and

Attend Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University and major in Accounting.