Gaylia Cochran


This scholarship was established in 2008 in honor of Ms. Gaylia Cochran.


  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Amarillo Independent School District;
  • Have attended Lamar Elementary School for a minimum of three years;
  • Have maintained a cumulative high school GPA of 80 or higher (3.2 on a 4.0 scale); and
  • Have taken the ACT and/or SAT prior to application in order to be considered.


  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at
  • Applicants will be required to indicate which years and grade levels were attended at Lamar as part of the application process.

Award Selection

  • Outside Scholarship Selection Committee

Scholarship Amount

Typically $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 any accredited college/university and major in field of choice.

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General Scholarship Application