The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlewomen's Association awarded four educational scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.
These scholarship awards are $600.00 each and awarded on an application basis. The application includes 4-H and FFA involvement, letter of reference from a teacher or industry leader, and an essay explaining an issue impacting the beef industry in Tennessee. Applicants must also be a member of the Tennessee Cattlemen's Youth Association, or their parent/grandparent must be a member of TCA.
Hannah Nave from Woodbury, TN received the Tennessee Cattlewomen's Scholarship. Alayna Turbyfield of Elizabethton, TN won the Joe Houston Memorial Scholarship. Nave and Turbyfield both attend UT Martin. Juliann Fears of Fayetteville, TN received the TCA Scholarship. Fears will attend Motlow State Community College in the fall. Kendall Martin of Petersburg, TN won the Bill Tyrell Memorial Scholarship. Martin will attend UT Knoxville in the fall.
"I am thankful to receive the Cattlewomen's scholarship," said Nave. "I have been involved in the beef industry my whole life and served as a state and national beef ambassador. I know how important beef producers are to the state and country." Nave is currently pursuing a degree in agriculture at UT-Martin hopes to use it to be a voice for agriculturalists. "This industry is vitally important and it means so much to be financially supported so I can help out."
The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association believes in investing in the future. "These impressive young women are the future of our industry and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish," said Charles Hord, TCA Executive Vice President.
TCA is honored to recognize these young leaders with scholarships and wishes them the best this academic year.