Mary & Leonard Stiles Scholarship

You may download the full application to by hand, or you may complete the application online. Click one of the buttons below to begin the application process.

Online application is not available for this scholarship.
The deadline for the 2021/2022 scholarship period is Monday, February 8, 2021.


Stiles Application Download

All supporting documentation needs to be mailed with the application. Recommendation forms need to be completed by someone other than a relative. Persons filling out the forms can either mail them directly to our office or they may place in a sealed, signed envelope to be included with your packet.


When can I apply?

Mary and Leonard Stiles Scholarship applications are available the first week of September via the Cattle Raisers Museum website.

If I am awarded a scholarship, is it renewable?

Yes, this scholarship is renewable for up to four years; provided the recipient makes acceptable academic progress and maintains the scholarship requirements.

If I am not awarded a scholarship, can I apply the next year?

If the enrollment period is open for this scholarship, then yes you can apply.

When are the applications due?

Application due dates are determined each year based on the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association convention dates; so the due date varies a little each year. Generally, the applications are due the first week of February. Check the deadline date on the website and on the application form.

Due to the application needs to be signed by a TSCRA member, the application (along with required documents) must be mailed to our office. All applications are due in our office by the due date. Please be sure to mail it so that we receive it by the due date; postmarks WILL NOT be accepted. Any applications and supplemental forms received after the application due date WILL NOT be accepted.

If I do not know someone that is a TSCRA member to sign the application, how do I find one?

You will need to check with people in your community (i.e. neighbors, church, school). We are unable to provide sponsors to you or provide information for TSCRA members in your area.

What if there is not enough room on the application for my answers?

It is fine to attach additional page(s) to your application should you need the additional room.

When will I be notified if I am receiving a scholarship or not?

Recipients will receive notification via email the middle of March. Email notification will be followed by a letter and certificate sent by mail.
All applicants that were not selected will receive a letter by mail the third week in March.

If I am a recipient of a scholarship will the award be sent to me?

No, the check will be sent in two equal payments to the university you will be attending and payment to the university will be dependent on verification that you are registered as a full-time student and that you are registered for the major designated on your application.

To receive the first payment for the fall semester, you will need to turn in the certificate you receive to the financial aid/scholarship office. The school will fill out the certificate and forward to our office, along with verification of full-time enrollment. Once we receive these items the first payment will be forwarded.

Upon completion of the fall semester, you will need to forward a copy of your grades to confirm you maintained the required gpa along with your class schedule for the spring to verify you are enrolled full-time. Upon receipt of these items, the second payment will be forwarded to the school.

Anything Else?

Be sure to include all required application materials. Applications missing any materials and/or not completely filled out will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. You will not be notified if any materials are missing.

Please use paperclips on your application rather than staples as copies will need to be made of your application.

We need to receive a photo, preferably a headshot, with your application. Please include an actual photo (no copies) with your application and write your name on the back of the photo. Photo size should be 4″x6″ or 3″x5″.

Please send your packet in an 8 ½ x 10 envelope, no folding please. It is recommended to send your packet with delivery confirmation to verify delivery.

Please do not call the office to inquire if we received your application. Due to the high volume of scholarship packets received we are unable to provide individual confirmation of the receipt of the packet and/or supporting documents.