cowboy mounted shooting association
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In 1999, Dave Daiss CMSA #89 of Cave Creek, Arizona, proposed the idea of an award presented annually, inspired by the concept of an individual accepting a challenge to make something good happen in the world. In 2001, that award was named and announced at the World Championships Banquet as the 'CMSA Scholarship Award'. Currently, this Award has become a reality with a $4000 Scholarship to be awarded this year.

A Scholarship Committee has been formed. Each member has an interest in seeing the 'CMSA Scholarship Award' presented to an individual who has exhibited the strength of character to 'accept the challenge to make something good happen in the world.'

Guidelines include

  • Must be a CMSA cardholder in good standing or the immediate family memberof a CMSA cardholder in good standing.
  • Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited trade school or institution of higher learning.
  • Must provide academic record to date.
  • Must complete a questionnaire from the Scholarship Committee.
  • Must write a letter to the Scholarship Committee explaining why and how they accept the challenge to make something good happen in the world.
  • Must write a page about what Cowboy Spirit and Cowboy Mounted Shooting means to them.
  • Applications will be accepted until June 1st.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review all applications in a blind review process where all names have been removed to eliminate bias. The recipient will be notified and the award will be announced at the World Championship.

Scholarship Application with Instructions

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CMSA Scholarship Committee

  • Fernando Vazquez
  • Mary Ellen Lantis
  • Nora Porter
  • Sabrina Lewallen