Nancy Gerald Memorial


This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy Gerald by her family.  Ms. Gerald, a Registered Nurse, died in a plane crash in 1987 while on a photo safari in Africa with a group of medical professionals and wildlife photographers from Amarillo.  The scholarship benefits college sophomores through graduate level students pursuing a career in nursing at Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University.


  • Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle; and
  • Exhibit integrity, thriftiness, ambition, good moral character, and a sincere desire to achieve a higher level of education in the field of nursing.


  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at
  • Applicants will be required to upload a nursing program acceptance letter.

Award Selection

  • Outside 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 2.5 or better cumulative GPA while in college; and
  • Attend Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University and pursue a career in one of the following:
  • AAS (Associate of Applied Science) Program
  • BSN (Bachelor of Science Nurse) Program – must be in junior or senior year
  • MSN (Masters of Science Nurse) Program – will have completed the BSN Program.

Apply Now

General Scholarship Application