The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is offering $5,000 in scholarship money for the Amarillo District Foundation Scholarship Program, the WTAMU Foundation, and the Amarillo College Foundation at a press conference Monday afternoon.

The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber offers $15,000 to educational institutions

On Monday afternoon, during an event at the Four Points by Sheraton, the Spanish Amarillo Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) awarded several local organizations with scholarships to continue the education of students in the area.

“We want to open doors and create opportunities for any and every student. Of course, sometimes the economic impact can be a factor in whether an individual can pursue their dreams, and we feel that should not be an obstacle. We want every student to know that a Hispanic room They are here to help, and we want to give them the opportunities they deserve.”

In total, AHCC awarded $15,000 to the West Texas A&M University Foundation, the Amarillo College Foundation, and the Amarillo Area Foundation’s THRIVE Scholarship Program. Each organization received a total of $5,000 to benefit from their respective grants and scholarships.

The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented Melanie Smoot, right, Vice President of Development at the Amarillo District Foundation, $5,000 for the THRIVE Scholarship Program at a press conference Monday.

“This means a lot. One of our primary focus initiatives, which we have been focusing on for years, is education and meeting the needs of students in our area. The THRIVE program is an excellent way to implement our core values; finally. In the year, about $1.1 million was distributed through the THRIVE program THRIVE, helping just under 1,100 students throughout 2021,” said Melanie Smoot, vice president of development at the Amarillo Area Foundation. “We are really proud to be one of the partners in education with everyone we work with, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.”

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