Nancy Gerald Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy Gerald by her family.  Ms. Gerald, a Registered Nurse, died in a plane crash in 1987 while on a photo safari in Africa with a group of medical professionals and wildlife photographers from Amarillo.  The scholarship benefits college sophomores through graduate level students pursuing a career in nursing at Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University.   


Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle; and

Exhibit integrity, thriftiness, ambition, good moral character, and a sincere desire to achieve a higher level of education in the field of nursing.


Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at

Applicants will be required to upload a nursing program acceptance letter.

Award Selection

Outside Scholarship Selection Committee

Scholarship Amount

$500/semester for up to 2 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 or West Texas A&M University and pursue a career in one of the following:

AAS (Associate of Applied Science) Program

BSN (Bachelor of Science Nurse) Program – must be in junior or senior year

MSN (Masters of Science Nurse) Program – will have completed the BSN Program.