Jerry M. Speed Memorial


This scholarship was established by the family of Jerry M. Speed in his memory to benefit residents of the Texas Panhandle.  During his 35-year career as a funeral director, Mr. Speed assisted countless families in the care of their loved ones.  This scholarship benefits students who plan to pursue a career in the service industry, especially mortuary science and health.


  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Amarillo High, Caprock High, Palo Duro High or Tascosa High School; and
  • Exhibit financial need.


  • 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 or West Texas A&M University and major in the service industry, especially mortuary science and health.

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General Scholarship Application