The TCTGA Memorial Scholarship

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TCTGA Memorial Scholarship

Many are no longer with us who have invested in building the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association for the benefit of all the Texas Christmas tree growers who have come after them. In their memory, TCTGA wishes to recognize and encourage outstanding young people connected to the Texas Christmas tree industry who are continuing their studies after high school.

Purpose Of This Scholarship:

To recognize and encourage outstanding young people, connected to the Christmas tree industry, who are continuing their studies after high school.
Scholarship Amount: one first place $1,000 scholarship and additional scholarships which will be awarded to qualified applIcants.
Scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, housing, or books at a qualified institution

Online applications must be Completed and

in the Office by March 8, 2024

Scholarship Requirements 2024

  1. 1.  Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current TCTGA regular member. The parent or grandparent must hold a current Regular Membership in good standing and have also held a Regular Membership in good standing the previous year.
  2. 2.  Applicant must be a graduating senior during the year of application who has been accepted by a university, community college, or vocational school and will attend that school.
  3. 3.  Each applicant will be evaluated on academic and extra-curricular achievements, leadership skills, service to others, overcoming challenges, and knowledge of or experience with Texas Christmas tree farms.
  4. 4.  Applications that are incomplete or that do not meet the guidelines above will not be considered.


  1. 1.  Online application Only. This application must be completed by only the applicant. Applicant will be disqualified if any portion of the application is found to have been entered by someone other than the applicant themself.
  2. 2.  One letter or recommendation from someone other than a family member
  3. 3.  Copy of official high school transcript
  4. 4.  Copy of letter of acceptance to school that applicant will attend
  5. 5.  Photo of applicant

Copies of supporting documents (items 2, 3, 4, & 5) must be emailed to TCTGA office at by application deadline.

For Additional Information and Questions about the Scholarship please contact:
Stan Reed

2023 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
Virginia Winston – $1000
John Pattarozzi – $1000

2022 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners Hannah Edge – $1000
Ryan Glasgow – $500
Haley Smith – $500

2021 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
Thomas Winston – $1000
Cooper Cathy – $500
Lane Elliot – $500

2020 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
No Scholarship Applications Received

2019 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
Mikaela Dickenson
Noah Millican
Kenzie Uptergrove

2018 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
Abby J. Howeth

2017 TCTGA Memorial Scholarship Winners
Abbey Capps
Hunter Ray Cathey

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Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association Officers & Board

Presidents Message Information from the TCTGA President

Scholarship Information about TCTGA Scholarship

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