Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ began in 1932, more than $450 million has been committed to the youth of Texas. The Rodeo has presented nearly 18,000 scholarships since the first scholarship was awarded in 1957.

Currently, more than 2,000 students are on Rodeo scholarships, attending more than 80 different Texas colleges and universities. The value of these scholarships is approximately $47 million.

2018 Educational Commitment

  • Scholarships: $14,271,000
  • Junior Show Exhibitors/Calf Scramble Participants: $8,125,250
  • Educational Program Grants: $3,726,820
  • Graduate Assistantships: $586,040
  • TOTAL: $26,709,110


Each year, more than 750 scholarships are awarded to Texas students by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. 

Application Information

Metropolitan 238 four-year, $20,000 $4,760,000
Opportunity 114 four-year, $20,000 $2,280,000
Texas 4-H 70 four-year, $20,000 $1,400,000
Texas FFA 70 four-year, $20,000 $1,400,000
Area Go Texan 79 four-year, $20,000 $1,580,000
School Art 15 four-year, $20,000 $300,000
Exhibitors 30 four-year, $20,000 $600,000
Hildebrand Family approximately 15 four-year, $20,000 $300,000
Military five four-year, $20,000 $100,000
Achievement 100 junior and senior Rodeo scholars $1,200,000
Technical Scholarship Funding $245,000
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine six one-year, $16,000 $96,000
Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program four one-year, $2,500 $10,000

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship funds are awarded to specific graduate programs at various Texas universities. Each university program administers the graduate assistantship application and selection process. 

  • Angelo State University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Sul Ross State University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • West Texas A&M University

Junior Show & Calf Scramble Participants

Education also happens outside the classroom, which is why the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ supports young Texans who accept responsibility and demonstrate leadership in every day life.

Educational Program Grants

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ provides grants to 501(c)(3) charities and accredited institutions of higher education. In keeping with the mission of the Rodeo, all grant applications and awardees must benefit youth, support education, expand agricultural horizons and/or preserve and honor pioneer heritage and culture. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has presented more than $55 million in grants and research to more than 100 organizations and institutions in Texas. Please click the link below to see the organizations we currently support.

2018 Grant Recipients


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225



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