The Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Endowment


This scholarship was established in 2009 by friends and family of Kathy Ryan, who lost her life while trying to rescue her elderly neighbors during the Borger Wildfire on March 12, 2006.
 
The Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Endowment will provide a scholarship(s) to fire or rescue personnel or volunteers in the rural Texas Panhandle to attend or obtain training and/or education in fire fighting and/or rescue.
 
Applicants must be a current member, volunteer, or employee of a recognized fire and/or rescue organization in the rural Texas Panhandle (defined as the northernmost 24 counties in northwest Texas, excluding Potter and Randall Counties). A specialized application will be used, which will be due in the office of the Amarillo Area Foundation by December 1 of each year for the award to be announced on March 12 of the following year.  The first award was made on March 12, 2010.