John Stiff Scholarship

The John Stiff Scholarship is awarded annually to a current City of Amarillo employee pursuing vocational training, technical training or a college degree related to municipal government. This financial assistance scholarship is awarded each spring. To be considered for this scholarship, each applicant must complete this form and return it to the Human Resources Department by March 31, 2020. Please type or print all answers on this form and attach copies of all college transcripts.

PURPOSE:    To provide financial assistance to eligible employees pursuing vocational training, technical training or a college degree related to municipal government.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  1. Recipient shall be a current City of Amarillo employee.
  2. Selection shall be based primarily on economic need, program relatedness to a career with the City, and employee work performance record.
  3. Eligible college degree programs include majors in accounting, business administration, computer science, public safety, engineering, law, library science, public administration, etc.  Other programs related to careers with the City of Amarillo may also be considered for scholarship funding.
  4. The John Stiff Scholarship provides a payment of $1,000 to be made directly to the college, university, or vocational school on behalf of the selected recipient.  The scholarship may be used to cover tuition, books, and any other related fees.
  5. A student may receive only one concurrent scholarship award per foundation scholarship selection committee.  The Amarillo Area Foundation’s ACE scholarship is not considered for the purpose of determining concurrent awards.
  6. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA as specified in the scholarship selection criteria; however, in no case shall the cumulative GPA be less than 2.5.

General Information

Applicant’s Name:
Applicant’s Address:
City:    State:
Zip Code:
Email: Required for completion of application.
Applicant’s Home Phone:  Daytime Phone:
Are you currently employed by the City of Amarillo?  Yes No
If yes, what department?
Current position held with City?
Are you a full-time City of Amarillo employee? Yes No  
Are you a part-time City of Amarillo employee? Yes No  

Employment and Financial Information

Amount of gross monthly income:
Identify source(s) of any other financial assistance (i.e., parents, relatives, scholarships, GI bill, etc.): Enter NA if not applicable
Amount of assistance received: Enter 0 if not applicable

Educational Information

High School:
High School City:    High School State:
High School Diploma? Yes No
Month / Year Graduated:
GED? Yes No
Last Grade Completed?: 
Are you currently enrolled in college?  Yes No
If this scholarship is awarded to you, what college will you attend?
What degree or field of study will you pursue?
Which semester will you attend? Spring Summer Fall Year:
Please list colleges, universities & vocational schools you have attended.
School Name:
City:    State:
Years attended: to
Graduated? Yes No
Grade Point Average:
If not yet graduated, what is your anticipated graduation date?
Major:
Degree awarded (AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MBA, MPA, PhD, etc.):
 
School Name:
City: State:
Years attended: to
Graduated? Yes No
Grade Point Average:
If not yet graduated, what is your anticipated graduation date?
Major:
Degree awarded (AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MBA, MPA, PhD, etc.):

Additional Information

1. List any academic, extracurricular activities or other honors that you have been awarded; any non-profit organizations/agencies for which you volunteer; or any other notable public service contribution.

2. Describe a work experience of which you are proud that has occurred in the past 5 years.

3. Describe your career interests with the City of Amarillo.

4. Describe how your present and planned future academic activities will assist your career in municipal government.

5. Explain any financial hardship, special need, or circumstances that this scholarship would help you overcome. Please be specific.