The Jake Jones Memorial Scholarship is given to graduating high school seniors from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply. They must exhibit integrity, ambition, good moral character and a strong desire to achieve a higher level of education. Students must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles caused by their learning disability and they must demonstrate a high standard of values, such as loyalty to friends, family and faith. Dollar amounts will vary.
The Amarillo Area Foundation is the only nonprofit community foundation serving the more than 400,000 people in the Texas Panhandle. As a leader in philanthropic, nonprofit, and community issues, the Foundation is a catalyzing force that addresses the community’s most critical challenges by providing significant, shared and lasting results. Throughout their generosity, the Amarillo Area Foundation offers numerous scholarships.