Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Fellowship


The TCAA Fellowship will be awarded annually to a craftspersons who has demonstrated commitment and passion in the pursuit of excellence in one of the four disciplines represented by the TCAA. The award carries a value of up to $12,000, covering travel and tuition for individual mentoring over the course of a year.

Applications Due by FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Send to:
Don Bellamy
PO Box 2002
Salmon, Id USA  83467

All Applications must be received in hard copy.
Your applications must consist of:

  • Bio essay outlining career path and goals.
  • Photo portfolio showing progress of work to date.
  • If your application is unsuccessful we encourage you to apply again.
  • You can apply as many times as you wish.

If any of the above are not completed it will jeopardize your application. If you have any questions contact:

Scott Hardy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / phone 403-558-2337
Leland Hensley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / phone 254-717-7335

Please visit the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association's Scholarship page for more information.




Tim Smith Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship is due April 1st and the award is $500. Applicants must submit the Harney County Scholarship Application. Applicant must be a Harney County high school senior and must also be attending Wyoming Technical Institute. Application must include a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and proof of graduation. Return application to Cyndy Marshall, 63480 O B Reilly Rd, Burns, OR 97720. This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.

Thomas E. "Tom" Pitzer Aviation Maintenance Scholarship


The Thomas E. “Tom” Pitzer Aviation Maintenance Scholarship Committee will select one candidate to receive a scholarship to help him or her pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree with FAA A&P Certification. The scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded annually to an Oregon public high school senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. The student must be a US Citizen and plan to attend an accredited and FAA approved school within Oregon, such as Lane or Portland Community College, starting Fall Term. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and books only. Upon receipt of the degree the recipient of the scholarship must commit to working three years within the aviation maintenance industry.  Applications are due the last business day in February. Please follow this link to view the full application packet.

Sterling Savings Bank Scholarship


This scholarship is due May 1st and its award is $500.  Applicant must complete the Harney County Scholarship Application and submit it to their high school counselor.  Scholarship award selection is made by committee.


This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.

Silvies Valley Ranch Scholarship

Silvies Valley Ranch Scholarship Application in PDF Format

Silvies Valley Ranch Scholarship Application in Word Format

The Silvies Valley Ranch scholarship fund was established to help students in Grant and Harney counties who’s goals are to further their education by removing some of the financial barriers to that education.  The Silvies Valley Ranch Educational Scholarship encourages continuing education beyond the high school level in all fields of study that will broaden the recipient’s abilities to improve their communities by concentrating on science, agriculture, wildlife, livestock and related ranching subjects.  All scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or sex.  Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only.  Scholarship recipients may apply for a new scholarship each academic year, but may not receive scholarships for more than a total of four academic years.   Scholarship grants for the current academic year will be awarded on or before June 15th of this year.  Completed applications, including transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, must be sent to the Scholarship Committee postmarked on before the first day of April to be considered for a current scholarship grant for this academic year.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be a resident of Grant or Harney County (as a permanent address).
  • Be a graduate or about to graduate from high school or its equivalent and be enrolled, or be admitted to and about to enroll, as an undergraduate in an accredited college, junior college, university, trade or business school.
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate sufficient academic ability to complete the courses of study necessary to graduate from the educational institution at which you are enrolled or about to enroll.
  • Demonstrate the character and motivation to complete your education.
  • Exhibit a desire to improve your community and environment by concentrating on science, agriculture, wildlife, livestock and other ranching-related studies in some way. 
  • Demonstrate that you have an ongoing interest in science, agriculture, wildlife and livestock that relate to ranching in some way (examples: 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth-centered group projects that focus on science, agriculture, wildlife and livestock management), or other examples of your dedication to your community and environment through leisure, work or academic interests.
  • Submit a completed application and 250 word (or less) essay along with any additional documents required by the Silvies Valley Ranch Scholarship Committee. All documents must be received at the Silvies Valley Ranch Portland business office by the due date specified above.


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has launched its call for entries for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.


Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.


Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance's affiliates, with the top winning works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. The alliance will offer more than $270,000 in direct scholarships and awards this year. High school senior award winners are also eligible for nearly $4 million in scholarships through a network of more than sixty colleges and universities.


To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home-school, or out of school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad.


Deadlines for submitting work vary by region and generally range from December 15 through January 15.


For complete program information, entry guidelines, and regional deadlines, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Web site.

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