Benjamin Gimp Raffkind Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 14

Friday
Awarded By:

Amarillo Area Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a graduating high school senior to apply for this freshman year award.
  4. Must be a resident of the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas panhandle.
  5. Must exhibit community service and leadership.
  6. Must attend Amarillo College OR West Texas A&M University.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Graduating high school seniors who are residents of the 26 northernmost Texas panhandle counties and demonstrate community service are eligible for this award. Students must enroll at Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University.

Application requirements for the Benjamin Gimp Raffkind Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • IRS 1040
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Proof of citizenship/residency
Additional Information: The Special consideration will be given to an applicant whose recommendation letters indicate specific ability or potential which may not be reflected in his/her grade point average. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher while in college.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, renewable pending committee review of renewal application.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

Applications are available online from the Amarillo Area Foundation website. Each applicant must create a login and password in order to access the online application. In addition to the completed application, each student must submit proof of U.S. citizenship or residency, official high school and/or college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, a current IRS Form 1040 and two letters of recommendation. Some supplemental materials may be submitted in electronic format within the online application. If materials are not available in electronic format, they may be mailed or faxed using the respective mailing address and fax number. Applications and all supporting materials must be received by noon CST on the deadline date. Materials postmarked by the deadline date will also be accepted.
Contact: Christina Williams
Address: 801 S. Fillmore Suite 700 Amarillo, Texas 79101

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