ACWA & Youth Scholarship

About the ACWA Scholarship

It is the mission of the American Chuck Wagon Association Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to those showing interest and promise in continuing their education in a collegiate or trade program. ACWA scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Half the awarded amount of scholarship will be applied the first semester and the other half the second contingent upon satisfactory progress. Funds are sent directly to the educational institution for each semester or quarter. The association is proud to be able to offer assistance to deserving young people dedicated to furthering their education. The first college scholarship was awarded for the 2008/2009 school year. Interested applicants should download the application for more information.

Scholarships are funded by cookbook sales, honorariums, memorials and other donations. If you are interested in helping with this effort, donations can be sent to:

ACWA Scholarships
1723 E Tate
Brownfield, TX 79316.

2010 ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Tate Bauman ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Tate Bauman is a 19 year old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident who started helping on a chuck wagon crew at Cheyenne Frontier Days when he was a mere 8 years old. When Tate was eleven Tate's parents, Brett and Tammy Bauman surprised him with a chuck wagon of his own that they purchased at CFD. Kathy Christensen helped Tate restore the wagon, and he has competed at CFD every year since. Tate takes pride in the bragging honors of winning the Pace Picante cook-off at CFD when he was eleven.
He is a freshmen at the Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he is majoring in Agriculture Business and will transfer to the University of Wyoming his Junior year. His ultimate goal is to be accepted into law school and become an Ag Lawyer. Tate is serving as the Wyoming State FFA Parliamentarian for the 2009-2010 year. His passion is agriculture and the western way of life. Tate also owns and operates his own Show pig operation.
He is looking forward to summer and Frontier Days when all of his extended chuck wagon family are in town.