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.

2013-2014 ACWA Scholarship Recipients

Cody Daugherty-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Cody Daugherty grew up on a ranch just outside of Silverton, Texas. He graduated from Silverton High School where he was President of the Silverton FFA Chapter for 2 years. Cody earned his FFA Lone Star Degree his junior year, and was a State FFA Officer candidate his senior year. He was also active in football and student council. Among his honors were Mr. SHS, and Most Friendliest Award. Cody was introduced to chuck wagons by his older brother Calvin Daugherty. He started helping the T-Half Circle cooking team do catering events and chuck wagon competitions when he was in elementary school. Cody is now attending West Texas A&M University where he is majoring in Agriculture Media and Communications. Once at WT, he became the first President of the newly built Founders Hall. He is currently a Senator in the College of Agriculture, and is on the Student Affairs Committee. Cody plans to continue building his leadership qualities by organizations, volunteer activities, and by everyday interactions with the people he comes across.

Gatlin Duncann-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Gatlin Duncan grew up in Mobeetie, TX. He graduated high school from Fort Elliott in 2011 and went to South Plains College. After a year and a half, he transferred to Texas Tech to pursue a degree in Ranch Management. As a new member of the Texas Tech Ranch Horse team, he will be competing in RHAA and SHOT shows across Texas. After college he plans to go into the ranching industry and train horses on the side. Gatlin started competing in Chuck Wagon cooking with his Papa, Keven Romines, as a young boy and hopes his job will allow him to continue.