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.

You may download the full application or complete the application online.
The deadline for the 2020/2021 scholarship period ends 11:59 PM on Monday, February 3, 2020.



If you choose to download the application form to complete and mail in, all supporting documentation needs to be mailed with the application. Recommendation forms are included in the download and need to be completed by someone other than a relative. Person’s 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.



If you apply online, you will still need to submit two recommendation forms completed by someone other than a relative utilizing the form provided below. Recommendation forms MUST be mailed into our office regardless if submitting an application online. Person’s filling out the forms need to mail the forms directly to our office.

Recommendation Forms



When can I apply?

TSCRF scholarship applications are available the first week of September via the Cattle Raisers Museum website, cattleraisersmuseum.org

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

Yes, you can reapply the following year.

If I am awarded a scholarship, is it renewable?

No, TSCRF scholarships are not renewable. You may re-apply each year for a scholarship.

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.
Your application can be submitted via our website (along with required documents) or via mail.

Regardless of how the application is submitted, all applications are due in our office by the due date. If mailing, 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.

Can I submit the recommendations forms on line?

No. Recommendation forms MUST be mailed to our office regardless if submitting on-line. Person(s) filling out the form can either mail directly to our office or they may place in a sealed, signed envelope to be included with the applicant’s packet. If the recommendation forms are returned by the applicant and are not in a sealed envelope signed by the individual providing the recommendation; the recommendation forms will not be accepted, and the application will be deemed incomplete and your application will not be considered.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their recommendation forms are returned to the office by the application due date.

Do I (or my family) have to be a TSCRA member?

No. If you are not a TSCRA member you are required to be sponsored by a current TSCRA member and will need to include their information on the application.

If I need a TSCRA sponsor how do I obtain 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.

Scholarship recipients will be acknowledged at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s (TSCRA) annual convention’s closing brunch. This year’s brunch will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Recipients and two guests are invited to attend and are encouraged to attend.

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.

The first payment will be sent for the fall semester once we receive verification of full-time enrollment. The second payment will be sent for the spring semester once we receive verification you maintained the required gpa and enrollment as a full-time student for the spring semester.

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.

If mailing in your packet, please use paperclips 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. If you are submitting your application online; the photo needs to be a jpg format. If mailing 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”.

If mailing your packet, 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.