L. Ray Vahue Scholarship

The L. Ray Vahue Scholarship is awarded annually to a current City of Amarillo employee, or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a City employee or City of Amarillo retiree, who is attending a technical school, vocational school, or college. 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 academic scholarships to eligible students pursuing vocational training, technical training, or a college degree.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  1. Recipient shall be a current City of Amarillo employee or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a City employee or City of Amarillo retiree.
  2. The L. Ray Vahue Scholarship grants shall be limited to four grants over a four-year period.  Applicants must submit an application each year for consideration.
  3. The L. Ray Vahue Scholarship provides a payment of $2,000 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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  
 
Are you applying because you are a relative to a City employee/retiree? Yes No
Name of relative who is City employee/retiree:
What is your relationship to this relative? Spouse Child Grandchild Other
If Other:
In what department does/did your relative work?
Position held by this relative:
Is/was your relative a full-time employee? Yes No
Is/was your relative a part-time employee? Yes No
Is your relative a City of Amarillo retiree? Yes No

Employment and Financial Information

If not currently employed by City, name & address of your current employer (if any)
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 how the degree or technical training you are pursuing will assist in your career goal.

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