Scholarships Awarded

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation (TSCRF), the governing body of the Cattle Raisers Museum, is committed to assisting students further their education and developing new leaders in the industry. Scholarships are provided to encourage the brightest and best to dedicate their professional careers to this industry so important to our way of life.

TSCRF Scholarships

TSCRF Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students pursuing an agricultural or agricultural-related degree program (Animal Science, Pre-Vet, Agribusiness, Range Management or Wildlife) from an accredited university in Texas or Oklahoma. The applicant and/or their family must be a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association or be sponsored by a TSCRA member. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their interest in the industry, leadership, academic achievement and financial need.

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Mary & Leonard Stiles

Mary & Leonard Stiles Scholarship

In 2009, David and Linda Stiles Tansik, established this scholarship to honor the legacy of Mary and Leonard Stiles who valued education and made sure each of their five children received a college education. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student of a family involved in the ranching or farming industry. Special consideration is given to applicants who are the first members of their immediate family to attend a college or university. This scholarship is eligible to be renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient maintains the scholarship requirements.

Applications for this scholarship will be available beginning September 2020.
"Buddy" Davidson

James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship

In September 2018, the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation established this scholarship to support students pursuing an agricultural degree plan that focuses on business or wildlife. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student or undergraduate student that is majoring in either wildlife management or agricultural business with the intent to work in the livestock industry. Scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of proven academic excellence and good records of extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience. The student must meet the requirements as established in the scholarship application and maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is eligible to be renewed for one (1) additional year (award total of 2 years) as long as the recipient maintains the scholarship requirements.

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Ranch Management and Veterinary Science Scholarship

Ranch Management and Veterinary Science Scholarship

In 2019, a Southeast Texas ranching family established this scholarship to support students pursuing a degree plan that focuses on natural resource management and veterinary science programs. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student or undergraduate student that is pursuing a degree in the fields of range or ranch management or veterinary science with the intent to work with cattle and livestock. The student must meet the requirements as established in the scholarship application, maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is eligible to be renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient maintains the scholarship requirements.

This scholarship will be awarded in March 2021. Applications for this scholarship will be available beginning September 2020.
Large Animal Veterinary Scholarship

Large Animal Veterinary Scholarship

Joe Freeman of Austin, Texas, worked with the Foundation and was vital in establishing this scholarship. Since 2007, this scholarship has been awarded annually to fourth year students of Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine who are preparing for careers in large animal medicine. TSCRF’s scholarship committee works with the chair of the Large Animal Practice at Texas A&M to award scholarships.

Special Rangers Scholarships
If you are a qualified family member of a TSCRA Special Ranger, please contact Deanna Holderith at dholderith@cowgirl.net or call 817.332.8551 to receive an application.

Special Rangers Scholarships

Lt. W.F. “Jim” Flow TSCRA Special Rangers Scholarship

In August 2019, Arlington resident and TSCRA member, Dr. Bryan L. Flow, established this scholarship to honor the legacy of his father Lt. W.F. “Jim” Flow who served as a law enforcement officer in Austin, Texas, for over 40 years. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student or undergraduate student that is a child of a current TSCRA Special Ranger pursuing a 4-year degree program and meeting the general requirements as listed in the scholarship application. This scholarship will be awarded annually.

David and Dan Nance TSCRA Special Rangers Scholarship

In September 2019, brothers David and Dan Nance established this scholarship to assist family members of the TSCRA Special Rangers who are aspiring to earn a college or university degree. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student or undergraduate student that is a child of a current TSCRA Special Ranger pursuing a 4-year degree program and meeting the general requirements as listed in the scholarship application. This scholarship will be awarded annually.

You can help us support the next generation in agriculture by making a gift to the TSCRF Scholarship Program. For more information, contact dholderith@cowgirl.net or 817-332-8551.

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