Tiffany John Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Please note that this scholarship is established by the Manatee River Fair Association – this scholarship fund is not organized by the Manatee County Cattlemen’s Association. It is open to all current Manatee County 4-H and FFA members and is not limited to the Manatee Junior Cattlemen members. Donations to this scholarship fund do not benefit the MCCA members or association, we are simply helping spread the word about this memorial scholarship on behalf of the incredible John family. For a list of MCCA scholarships and support/partnership opportunities, visit our forms page by clicking this link: Forms & MCCA/MCCW Scholarships Thank you!


This Manatee River Fair Association scholarship will be awarded to a current Manatee County 4-H or FFA member who is a graduating senior. It will be awarded to students who have gone above and beyond during their school years as a way to reward them for their actions. To view the scholarship application, visit: Tiffany John Dorman scholarship application form
To request a form to donate and support this scholarship, please contact the Manatee County Fair office, Ellie John at 941-243-2567, or Chris Quattlebaum at 941-915-9757.

About Tiffany:
Tiffany was born in 1984 in Manatee County and was proud to have been raised in Parrish on land purchased by her grandparents in 1918.  She graduated from Manatee Community College and lived in Manatee County until moving to Dade City in 2012. Tiffany graduated from Palmetto High School in 2002.  Growing up, she was involved with 4-H and FFA and served in officer positions including as President of the Palmetto High School FFA Chapter. She enjoyed raising steers for the Manatee County Fair and helping with her family’s cattle operation.  She competed in rodeos from age 8 until after graduation.  She worked hard and made it to the high school rodeo finals on her horse named Kitty. 

Tiffany loved sports.  Growing up, she played little league, softball, and volleyball.  Later she played co-ed softball and help coach softball at Pasco County High School.  She enjoyed going to Rays games.  She was so happy when her oldest son, Conner, was old enough to play T-ball.    

Tiffany loved going to the beach and the Florida Cattlemen’s Convention in Marco Island.  She competed in pageants and was honored to be chosen to serve as Manatee County Cattlemen’s Sweetheart. Tiffany loved the Manatee County Fair and would come to the fair every year even after she moved to Pasco County. She was involved with the Manatee County Cattlewomen’s Association and served in various officer positions including as President.

Tiffany enjoyed helping children while working at Horizons Academy in Bradenton and Pasco County High School.  When a child needed some extra attention or encouragement, the staff would send them to Tiffany.  She especially enjoyed helping the kids who struggled and seeing them succeed. 

Tiffany made friends wherever she went.  She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with everyone.  Tiffany loved her husband Travis, whom she met through high school rodeos.  She adored her sons, Conner and Cole. Tiffany’s cancer diagnosis in June 2019 came as a shock.  She fought hard and did not let it get her down.  She passed away November 4, 2020.  She would be happy to know that this scholarship has been established to help Manatee County students fulfill their dreams.