Scholarships

Heather Hinkle Memorial Endowed

 

Scholarship

Heather lit up every room she entered, and never met a stranger. She had nearly completed a degree in Pre-Med prior to her second diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, which led her not only to a course of treatment, but also to change her major to Mass Communications, which she completed at Amarillo College and continued toward a Bachelor’s in the same at West Texas A&M. Heather knew the difficulty in college experiences, especially after a significant medical diagnosis.

The fund was started by her husband in her memory after Heather’s passing, in the hope that the college experience can be made just a little less arduous by one who has already accomplished so much. Perhaps a cancer survivor can become a doctor or nurse and better serve their patients due to the experience they both share!

Funds were provided by her surviving family and matched by her husband’s employer, Bell Helicopter.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a current college student who has completed 25% of a four-year degree at an accredited institution.
  • Must have graduated from high school within the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
  • Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are continuing in a medical education are also eligible.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must have received a cancer diagnosis prior to 18th birthday.

Application

  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at aaf.spectrumportal.net

Award Selection

  • AAF 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 3.0 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