Lloyd P. and Kathryn M. Hayes


Mr. and Mrs. Hayes established this scholarship in September of 1980 to benefit qualified students graduating from high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Amarillo, Caprock, Palo Duro and Tascosa High Schools).  In 2012, David and Andrea Hayes, the son and daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, made an additional contribution to the fund in honor of the legacy the family began 33 years earlier.


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Amarillo, Caprock, Palo Duro or Tascosa High School;
  • Should be in the top fifteen percent (15%) of his/her graduating class;
  • Should exhibit a serious intent to pursue postsecondary education; and
  • Should be recommended by the principals or senior advisors of his/her school, and be self-motivated with broad interests.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a documented chronic neurological disorder, such as autism, spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain tremors, traumatic brain injuries, seizures, and tremors.
  • Applicants must submit third party verification to confirm the existence of a chronic neurological disorder.  Such verification may be evidenced by a doctor’s note indicating that the applicant has a specific chronic neurological disorder based on a current medical evaluation or by other verification acceptable at the Foundation’s discretion.


  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at
  • Applicants will be required to answer additional questions as part of the application process:
  • Why do you wish to pursue further education beyond high school?
  • What benefits do you expect to obtain from postsecondary education?

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