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 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 ACWA 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 donations. If you are interested in helping with this effort, donations can be sent to:

ACWA Scholarships
P.O. Box 6538
Lubbock, TX 79493.

2018-2019 ACWA Scholarship Recipients

The 2019 American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) scholarship winners are: Adam Hanger, Middlebrook, Virginia, and Damyan Sanchez, Andrews, Texas.

Adam Hanger-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Adam graduated high school a semester early, with honors and an advanced diploma. He is currently a full-time college student at Blue Ridge Community College and volunteers with his local fire department and rescue squad. As one of his letters of recommendations stated, "His personal commitments often revolve around helping people and giving back to the community; whether it is a volunteer for the local rescue squad or fire department or as a member of a choir group that brings music into nursing homes, he loves to bring joy those around him." Adam has been interested in the history of his country, especially the old west, since childhood. He developed an interest in stagecoaches and wagons which led him to become a member of the American Chuck Wagon Association. He is very interested in preserving historical traditions and teaching others. Adam and his dad have a chuckwagon catering business as well as a farm that they operate.

Damyan Sanchez-ACWA Scholarship Recipient

Damyan will be attending Odessa College in the Fall 2019 with an emphasis of studies in the medical field to be a Biomedical Engineer. In his application he stated, "In my many hours of volunteering, I have seen and felt the heartwarming notion when someone receives a good deed, it is a good feeling." In one of his letters of recommendations by someone who has known him since he was young, they stated, "In watching him earn badges in competing in shooting sports and robotics...I have seen the dedication, determination and passion that he puts into any endeavor that he puts his mind to." He hopes to finish his education and open a clinic to help those in need.