Panhandle Restaurant Association


This scholarship was established in 2013 by the Panhandle Restaurant Association for the benefit of graduating high school seniors currently employed at a restaurant.


  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle;
  • Exhibit financial need, citizenship, character and a determination to succeed; and
  • Preference will be given to students planning to major in the field of culinary arts, restaurant management, or a related field.


  • Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) General Scholarship Application online at
  • Applicants will be required to answer additional questions as part of the application process:  Applicant must submit an additional letter of recommendation from current restaurant employer to validate employment.

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 2.5 or better cumulative GPA while in college; and
  • Attend any accredited college/university and major in field of choice (with a preference of culinary arts, restaurant management, or a related field).

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General Scholarship Application