Scholarships

Each year during the ACA Convention, over $20,000 in scholarships are awarded to the sons and daughters of Alabama's livestock industry. Several of these scholarships are funded through private donations to the Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation while many are funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag" license plate. If you have questions about scholarships available through the Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation, please contact Martha Davis at the ACA office.

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"Cowboy Tag" Scholarships

 Alabama Horse Council Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a graduate student in Auburn University's Department of Animal Science; be an Alabama resident; major in a field of study leading to a career in the equine industry; possess a strong livestock focus, with research focused on beef cattle; and be an Alabama Horse Council member in good standing or the child/grandchild of a member.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st
  • Contact: Charlotte Collins, AHC Secretary, P. 0 . Box 260, Morris, AL 35116

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Student Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Preference given to a student who has a strong background in Alabama's livestock industry and intends to practice large animal medicine.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

Auburn University Department of Animal Science Graduate Student Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in Auburn University's Department of Animal Science. Preference given to a student who has a strong background in Alabama's livestock industry and is working on a research project focused on beef or beef cattle.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

Collegiate Equestrian/Rodeo Team Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be a competing member of a recognized equestrian/rodeo team at an Alabama college; exhibit
    academic and leadership excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a
    parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

May and Ned Ellis Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Student is from Alabama. Parents or grandparents are current members in good standing of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for two consecutive years. An upcoming junior or transferring junior into the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Must have a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Scholarship may be awarded to the same student for a 2nd year if a 2.5 grade point average is maintained and the student remains in the College of Agriculture.
  • Student has a good academic and leadership record and involved in extracurricular activities in their major.
  • Preference will be given for financial need.

High School going to Junior College Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll at a 2-year college; exhibit academic and leadership excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 2

Cecil Lane Family Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be from Alabama; be an incoming freshman in Auburn University's College of Agriculture; have cattle industry involvement and leadership excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,750
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

Outstanding Junior Cattleman Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll at a 2- or 4-year school; be involved in junior cattlemen/youth livestock activities; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 2
  • Deadline: December 1st

Ina E. Powell Memorial Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be an outstanding female high school senior; have at least a 3.0 GPA; enroll at Auburn University with plans to graduate from the College of Agriculture, College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, College of Human Sciences or College of Education; possess academic and leadership excellence; be involved in the cattle industry; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

Tagged for Greatness

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  • Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman at a 4-year college or university; possess academic and leadership excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 10
  • Deadline: December 1st

Two-year going to Four-year Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be a junior college sophomore who will enroll at a 4-year college or university; possess academic and leadership excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number: 2
  • Deadline: December 1st

Samuel Upchurch Memorial Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman at Auburn University; be accepted in the animal science or agriculture economics program; demonstrate academic excellence; and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years. Preference given to a student whose parents are members of the Alabama Santa Gertrudis Association.
  • Award: $4,000; renewable if requirements are met
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

Ed Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship

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  • Eligibility: Must be a junior or senior animal science major at Auburn University; have at least a 3 .0 GPA;
    exhibit leadership skills; submit 750-word essay on past involvement and future career in the livestock industry;
    and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member
    for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Number: 1
  • Deadline: December 1st

The Wax Company Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must enroll in the Auburn University College of Agriculture and be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association or have a parent/grandparent who has been a member for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1st