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.

2012-2013 ACWA Scholarship Recipients

Tyler Shaw-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Tyler Shaw is an Eagle Scout thanks to a unique and challanging project. He was, in his own words, "exposed to the Chuck Wagon Association through" his Eagle Scout project. Tyler chose the restoration of a wooden chuck wagon for the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead in Dripping Springs, Texas. He readily admits it was a much bigger project than he anticipated. However, he did complete the restoration with great documentation and has made presentations to several groups including the American Chuck Wagon Association. Tyler's goal is to become a Computer Programmer and Electrical Engineer, eventually move into management and possibly start his own company. He is currently attending the University of Texas.

Leah Cotton-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Leah Cotton graduated from Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas where she was active in athletics, FFA, community and church activities. She attends Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where she is pursuing a nursing degree. She plans on being a trauma room nurse. After college and nursing school she plans to, as she put it, "go where I can find a job!" She also has plans to one day have her own family.