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Amarillo Tri-State Expo Scholarship Fund

The Amarillo Tri-State Exposition's volunteer board of directors created a scholarship program for the youth of the Texas Panhandle in the spring of 2004. The fund is being administered by the Opportunity Plan, Inc, a scholarship administration group located in Canyon, Texas.


The main criteria for the scholarships are the financial need of the student, academic achievement, community service and leadership performance. The scholarship recipient must have graduated from a high school in the Panhandle’s 26 county region and be enrolled in a community college or university. The board of directors have encouraged ways to increase the fund including special scholarship fundraising activities and a matching grant program. Additionally, funds from the annual gala held the Saturday prior to the fair opening fund the program.

Patrons of the annual Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies Tri-State Fair & Rodeo contribute by turning in their unused tokens at designated containers located near the exit gates. The money from the unredeemed tokens is then moved into the scholarship fund. Our goal is to increase the fund so that more youth will benefit from the generosity of our donors.
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Past Recipients

$134,500 Awarded through 2016!

2016 Recipients
Each received $6,000
Ellen Crabtree ~ Tascosa High Graduate
McKenna Yauck ~ Claude High Graduate
McKenna Bush ~ Canyon High Graduate

2015 Recipients
Each received $6,000
Jessica Andersen ~ Highland Park Graduate
Cole Kleman ~ Nazareth High Graduate
Cassy Monzingo ~ Memphis High Graduate
Ethan Triplett ~ Canyon High Graduate

2014 Recipients
Each received $6,000
Kelsey Beal ~ Perryton High Graduate
Kimberly Cantrell ~ Texline High Graduate
Jazmin Herrera ~ Caprock High Graduate

2013 Recipients
Each received $6,000
John Pigg ~ Valley High Graduate
Logan Robb ~ Nazareth High Graduate
Myles Smith ~ Highland Park Graduate

2012 Recipients
Each received $5,000
Cheyenne Hagerman ~ River Road High Graduate
Casen Hawkins ~ Valley High Graduate
Zozan Khoshan ~ Palo Duro High Graduate

2011 Recipients
Each received $5,000
Emma Browning ~ Channing High Graduate
Jason Saucedo ~ Palo Duro High Graduate
Austin Swaim ~ Dumas High Graduate

2010 Recipients
Each Received $5,000
Ashlee Elliott ~ Highland Park High Graduate
Amanda Rice ~ Canyon High Graduate
Lacie Kay Pointer ~ Valley High Graduate

2009 Recipients
Each Received $1,500
James Blake "Pete" Baker ~ Tascosa High Graduate
Nathan Paschel ~ Hereford High Graduate
Andrew "Chase" Timms ~ Lazbuddie High Graduate

2008 Recipients
Each Received $1,000
Blake Bradley ~ Bushland High Graduate
James Graves ~ Tascosa High Graduate
Tony Pollreisz ~ Canyon High Graduate

2007 Recipients
Each Received $1,000
Danielle Arnold ~ Panhandle High Graduate
Dustin Sanders ~ Claude High Graduate

2006 Recipients
Each Received $500
Lauren Bergin ~ Perryton High Graduate
Jarett Burkhammer ~ Sanford-Fritch Graduate

2005 Recipient
Received $500
Jared Coffelt ~ Canyon High Graduate

2004 Recipient
Received $500
Penelope Pierce ~ Tascosa High Graduate
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Opportunity Plan, Inc
Scholarship Administrator
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