The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ offers several different kinds of scholarships and eligibility requirements may vary. All applicants, however, must meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen; permanent residents are not eligible to apply.
- Attend a public high school from which you will graduate at mid-term or in the spring of the year in which you seek an award. Students attending Charter Schools rated exemplary or recognized by the Texas Education Agency, are eligible to apply. Students who are home-schooled or who attend private or parochial schools may not apply.
- Be a resident of the state of Texas.
- Plan to attend a Texas college or university and have applied for admission to such an institution. The Show does not fund scholarships to attend out-of-state schools. Even if you plan to attend a school with an "open admissions" policy, you still must have applied at the time application is made.
- Meet academic standards for class rank and SAT/ACT scores as stated within the application. No one may apply who has not taken either the SAT or ACT test and who cannot furnish documentation of scores.
- Submit a completed application with appropriate documentation.
To apply for a 4-H, FFA or FCCLA scholarship, visit the coordinating organization's website. Scolarship Information
Applications for Metropolitan, Opportunity, School Art, Area Go Texan and Hildebrand scholarships must be submitted online. Scolarship Applications
Applications must be entered online, and a printed copy and the required documents must be mailed by the deadline date to:
Office of Educational Programs
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, TX 77225-0070
Yes, except for 4-H and FFA. You should apply for all Show scholarships for which you are eligible. However, 4-H and FFA prohibit a student from applying for both, regardless of your membership or eligibility; to do so results in disqualification from either organization.
No. Recipients can receive only one Show scholarship.
Deadlines vary with the type of scholarship. Learn more
No, with two exceptions. The only Show scholarships that require an applicant to have exhibited at the Show are the Ruth Hildebrand (for junior lamb exhibitors) and the School Art (participants in the school art program).
No, there are no restrictions on the major field of study for any Show scholarship, as long as the major leads to a four-year degree.
No, all recipients must attend a college or university in Texas.
Yes. Children of Show members or Show committee members are eligible to apply but receive no special consideration.
Applications are evaluated by independent committees using a comprehensive score sheet with points awarded for academics, leadership and financial need.