Heather Hinkle Memorial Endowed



This scholarship was established in June of 2017 by Josh Hinkle in memory of his wife, Heather. Matching funds were provided by Josh’s employer, Bell Helicopter.


  • 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.


  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at

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