About TLSA

The Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association (TLSA) is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization managed by an elected Board of Directors and volunteers. The primary purpose of TLSA is to award scholarships to graduates of McMullen County High School.  Since 1990 the board has awarded over $320,000 to over 160 graduates!

Each year the TLSA board produces two major events, the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show in conjunction with the local 4-H and FFA clubs, and the Spring Social which serves as the main fundraiser for the organization.

2019-2020 TLSA Board Members

Scott McClaugherty  




Chris Turner

Vice President 



Melissa Carver


Shea Smith-Villareal



Megan Gillett 

Marty Soward

Tanner Couch

Ward Smith


Christy Lansford

McMullen County Extension Agent


Jim Harris

Agricultural Science Teacher


Kyle Pate

Agricultural Science Teacher

Intrested in joining the Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association?


We are always looking for volunteers. Elections for board members take place in even number years.


Please contact us for more information.