Murfreesboro, TN— The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlewomen’s Association awarded four educational scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.
These scholarships are 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.
Jana Owen from Lincoln County, TN received the Tennessee Cattlewomen’s Scholarship. Madeline Ashburn of Marion County, TN received the Joe Houston Memorial Scholarship. Ben Mayfield from Giles County, TN won the Bill Tyrell Memorial Scholarship. Owen, Ashburn, and Mayfield will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Grant Funderburk of Decatur County, TN received the TCA Scholarship. Funderburk will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin.
“I am extremely grateful to be chosen as a Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association scholarship recipient this year,” said Grant Funderburk, TCA scholarship winner. “This scholarship will help allow me to further my education in the agriculture industry.”
The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association believes in investing in the future. “These impressive young adults are lifelong cattle producers and the future of our industry. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future,” said Melinda Perkins, TCA Director of Youth Programs & Outreach.
“I am honored to receive this scholarship from the Tennessee Cattlewomen’s Association,” said Jana Owen, Cattlewomen’s scholarship recipient. “I have loved being involved with TCA and exhibiting cattle for the past nine years. I am so excited to continue my involvement in agriculture throughout college and in my future career.”
TCA is honored to recognize these young leaders with scholarships and wishes them the best this academic year.