The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ scholarship application is a two part process starting with an online application, then followed by supplemental application documents. Once you have submitted the online portion, the supplemental documents will be emailed to you. Application samples will be posted once available.
In order to qualify for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship, the guidelines below must be met.
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Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements in order to be eligible for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship.
Be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident.
Graduated high school senior from eligible school.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available Oct. 2016.
Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Educational Programs Department
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, TX 77225
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:
Applications for Metropolitan, Opportunity, School Art, Area Go Texan, Hildebrand, Military, Exhibitor, or Technical scholarships must be submitted online, and will be accessible from this page.
To apply for a 4-H or FFA scholarship, visit the coordinating organization's website.
Applications must be entered online, 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, you can apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible.
No. Recipients can receive only one Show scholarship.
No, with three 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) and Exhibitor (participants in one of the 17 eligible shows).
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.
Yes, the Show funds its scholarship recipients who begin their academic pursuits at community colleges or junior colleges. However, the student must show academic progress and finish at a four-year institution if he/she has received a four-year award.
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.
Scholarship applicants will be notified by the beginning of May.
All students who submit a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship application will be notified, regardless of the decision.
Applicants may print out a copy of their scores and mail them to the Show offices. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is not listed as an option for you to electronically send your scores on a testing date. Please make sure the applicant's name appears on the score sheet.
In some cases, it is recommended you type your essay in a text document and copy and paste the information into the application.
The Show will not verify, follow up or provide updates to students.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
You can file your FAFSA starting Jan. 1. In order to complete the application, use the most recent tax return. if you do not have the current year information, you may use the prior year tax information.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will issue scholarship payments directly to the school. No payments are made to individuals.