All of Southwest sponsored students received a national scholarship:

Texas Tech HSC physical therapy
Spencer Church – $650
Ashlee Crawford – $900
Amanda Hargesheimer – $650
Krystal Kazmerski – WT speech – $500
Christina Lopez – $1,600
UTMB physical therapy – she is an Amarillo native
Marissa Mackay – $900

These are TTUHSC Lubbock students that national asked Southwest to sponsor:

Logan Chandler – Speech – $650
Steve John – PT – $1,400
Megan Kester – OT – $500
Grant McDonald – PT – $500
Desire Williams – PT – $650


Please fill out the National Scholarship


MAKE A COPY of the form you fill out!


Send a COPY of the form to:


Att: Dr. Mike Hooten
P.O. Box 2827
Amarillo, Texas 79105

National Scholarship Application

National Scholarship Instructions

National AMBUCS, Inc.

Scholarships for Therapists National AMBUCS™, Inc is a national service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Some of the works AMBUCS members are involved in include performing community service, donating AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals with disabilities and providing scholarships for students who aspire to become therapists.

Since 1955, AMBUCS has granted over 15,000 scholarships through the AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists Program. Funds for this program are provided entirely by AMBUCS chapters and private donations. The Scholarships for Therapists Program was created as a way to ensure that a new generation of therapists will continue to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Today, AMBUCS’ Scholarships for Therapists Program is the largest private single source of educational grants for therapists in America.

The program is open to students who are U.S. citizens at junior level in college or above. Students must be enrolled in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology or audiology and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Approximately $150,000 is awarded annually.

Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

Contact Dr. Hooten for Details

Important application informationPaper applications are not accepted. The entire application is to be filled out online. Once a student completes the application, he or she should print a copy for his or her files.

If the student is being sponsored by a local chapter (details on chapter sponsorship can be found on the application), the student should give the local chapter a copy of the completed application, along with the following documents:

  • Most Current IRS Form 1040
  • Narrative statement
  • Enrollment certification

For complete instructions on the application process, view the current AMBUCS Scholars-Scholarships for Therapist application. (Application is only available late January through April 15th of each year.)