Tennessee CattleWomen's Association
The mission of TNCW is to promote the beef industry through advocacy and education as well as developing agriculture leadership.
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Calendar of Events
Tennessee FFA State Convention - March 26-30, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
TCW Board of Directors Zoom Meeting- April 4
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TN CattleWomen's Scholarship
The Tennessee CattleWomen’s Association will award one scholarship of $600 to an outstanding student (male or female) who demonstrates good leadership skills, industry involvement, and a desire to pursue a career in the beef industry. Fields of study may include anything related to the beef cattle industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and support students who have excelled in the beef cattle industry as a way to help them emerge as industry leaders.
The judging process will be overseen by the TNCW Scholarship Chairman. The TNCW Scholarship Chairman will organize a committee to review the applications, and essays, and select the winners. Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, grammar, clarity of expression, accuracy, the relevance of the topic, and the solutions offered. The judge's decisions are final. The Tennessee CattleWomen’s Association reserves the right to publish all or any parts of the essays submitted on their website and social media. Applications will be judged on the Essay (50%) and Activity in 4-H, FFA, and other agriculture organizations (50%)
Scholarship applications are available now and are due June 1, 2022. Applications can be downloaded HERE.
The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association also offers educational scholarships. The application for that scholarship can be found HERE.
Meet TNCW's President
I was born and raised in Madisonville on a registered seedstock operation. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a farmer, to work outside, show cattle, and feed cows. After I aged out of 4-H, it didn’t feel right to just quit something I had given my entire childhood to. Like a sign from above, a family approached our farm about showing and it was then that I found my true passion, which is helping youth. When I was younger, I was on the Junior National Beef Ambassador team through the American National CattleWomen and slowly, I became more involved with cattlewomen across the country. Many of those women shaped who I am today and in turn, motivated me to be an inspiration and teacher to youth. I am honored to be president and hope that I can use this position to connect the women in our state and inspire our youth.
During my two-year term, I want to continue to focus on our youth. Melinda Perkins, Director of Youth Programs & Outreach, has done a great job getting the youth excited and involved, and I want the cattlewomen to aid in the organization's growth. I would not be where I am today if it were not for the Tennessee beef community believing in and supporting me.