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Tennessee Cattlemen's Association Awards Four Educational Scholarships

Murfreesboro, TN— The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee CattleWomen’s (TNCW) Association awarded four educational scholarships for the 2023-2024 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. Applicants must also be a member of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association, TNCW, or their parent/grandparent must be a member of TCA.

Madison Maupin from Eagleville, TN received the Bill Tyrell Memorial Scholarship. Maupin will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin to major in pre-veterinary medicine and agricultural business. Ben Mayfield of Pulaski, TN was the recipient of the Joe Houston Memorial Scholarship. Mayfield will be a senior at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he is majoring in animal science with a focus in agricultural business and economics. Sarah Beth Callicott from Only, TN received the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association scholarship. Sarah Beth will be attending Tennessee Tech University to major in agricultural education. Molly Ralston of Rockvale, TN received the Tennessee CattleWomen’s Association scholarship. Molly will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a pre-veterinary science major.

“The cattle industry, and more specifically the Tennessee cattle industry, has played a big role in my life,” said Sarah Beth Callicott, recipient of the TCA Scholarship. “I am honored that the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association believes in my future enough to invest in me and my education.”

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.

TCA is honored to recognize these young leaders with scholarships and wishes them the best this academic year.

TCA was founded in 1985 and has nearly 7,000 members from across the state and the southeast. The organization works to provide the cattlemen of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems and to build the necessary goodwill that will bring both governmental esteem and recognition to the industry.


For more information visit, email or call (615) 896-2333. Be sure to follow the TCA on our Facebook page: and Twitter/Instagram accounts: @TennesseeCattle.

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