The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee CattleWomen’s (TNCW) Association awarded four educational scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
These scholarships are awarded on an application basis. The application includes 4-H and FFA involvement, a 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 or TNCW.
Breanna Mills from Decatur County, TN received the Tennessee CattleWomen’s Scholarship. Kami Harmon of McMinn County, TN received the Joe Houston Memorial Scholarship. Ella Pollock from Lincoln County, TN won the Bill Tyrell Memorial Scholarship. Brilee Culbert from Carter County, TN received the TCA Scholarship. Harmon and Pollock will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville this fall. Mills will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, and Culbert will be attending Walters State Community College.
“I am very thankful to be acknowledged by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association as a scholarship recipient this year,” said Ella Pollock, recipient of the Joe Houston Memorial Scholarship from TCA. “I am excited to be given the opportunity to continue my education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I hope to continue being involved in the agriculture and cattle industries, which I hold near and dear to my heart.”
The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association believes in investing in the future. “These impressive young adults have a deep interest in the agricultural industry. They are the future of the cattle business, and we look forward to seeing where their educational endeavors lead them,” said Melinda Perkins, TCA Director of Youth Programs & Outreach.
“I am honored to be a part of such a great organization like the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association,” said Brilee Culbert recipient of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association scholarship. “This scholarship will help me finance my college education in agriculture at Walters State.”
TCA is honored to recognize these young leaders with scholarships and wishes them the best this academic year.