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.

"Cowboy Tag" Scholarships

Tagged for Greatness

  • $1,000
  • Can be used at any 4-year school
  • Available to high school seniors for use at a 4-year university
  • Academic and leadership excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

Auburn Vet School Student Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to students in the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Strong livestock focus and intention to practice large animal medicine
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

Auburn Animal Science Dept Grad Student Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to graduate students in the Auburn Dept of Animal Science
  • Strong livestock focus and research focused on beef cattle
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

 Alabama Horse Council Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students in any college or university
  • Applicant, or applicant’s parent, must be a current member of the Alabama Horse Council in good standing
  • Applicant must be majoring in a field of study preparing them for a career in the equine industry
  • Applicant must have demonstrated a record of activity in the equine industry prior to college application
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

Equestrian/Rodeo Team Member Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to equestrian and rodeo team members at any college in Alabama
  • Academic and leadership excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

High School going to Junior College Scholarship

  • $500
  • Available to high school seniors who will attend a 2-year college in the fall
  • Academic and leadership excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

2-year going to 4-year Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to junior college sophomores who will attend a 4-year college or university in the fall
  • Academic and leadership excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

*NEW* Outstanding Junior Cattleman Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to high school seniors attending 2 or 4 year schools in the fall
  • Involvement in junior cattlemen/youth livestock activities
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag"

Scholarships funded by Individuals

Cecil Lane Family Scholarship

  • $1,750
  • Available to high school seniors entering the Auburn College of Agriculture
  • Cattle industry involvement and leadership excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through donations from the Cecil Lane family

Ed Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,500
  • Available to Junior and Senior Animal Science majors at Auburn
  • Beef production involvement and leadership excellence
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Application must be accompanied by 750 word essay on past involvement and future plans in the livestock industry
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded through donations from the Ed Wadsworth family

Ina E. Powell Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,500
  • Available to high school senior females attending Auburn in the fall
  • Applicant is planning to graduate from the College of Ag, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, College of Human Sciences, or College of Education
  • Academic and leadership excellence
  • Applicant must be involved in the cattle industry
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded by the Ina E. Powell family

Samuel Upchurch Memorial Scholarship

  • $4,000
  • Available to high school seniors accepted in Animal Science or Agriculture Economics at Auburn
  • Academic excellence
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Preferences go to applicants whose parents are members of the Alabama Santa Gertrudis Association
  • Funded through donations from Ms Ann Upchurch

The Wax Company Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Available to students enrolled in the Auburn University College of Agriculture
  • Student, parents or grandparents must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association for 2 consecutive years
  • Funded by the Wax Seed Company through the sale of Marshall and Jackson ryegrasses sold in Alabama