Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ began in 1932, more than $500 million has been committed to the youth of Texas and education. 

2020 Educational Commitment

$ 14M+


$ 8.3M+

Junior Show Exhibitors

$ 3.7M+

Educational Program Grants

$ 660K+

Graduate Assistantships

  • Scholarships: $14,286,000
  • Junior Show Exhibitors: $8,309,250
  • Educational Program Grants: $3,746,720
  • Graduate Assistantships: $662,240
  • TOTAL: $27,004,210


Each year, more than 800 scholarships are awarded to Texas students by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. As one of the largest scholarship providers in the U.S., the Rodeo has presented more than 19,000 scholarships valued at $230 million since 1957. Currently, more than 2,300 students are on Rodeo scholarships, attending more than 80 different Texas colleges and universities. The value of these scholarships is more than $50 million.

2020 Awarded Scholarships

Houston Area Scholars 350, four-year, $20,000 $7,000,000
Area Go Texan 79, four-year, $20,000 $1,580,000
Texas 4-H 70, four-year, $20,000 $1,400,000
Texas FFA 70, four-year, $20,000 $1,400,000
Achievement junior and senior Rodeo scholars $1,200,000
Exhibitor 30, four-year, $20,000 $600,000
Hildebrand Family approximately 15, four-year, $20,000 $300,000
School Art 15, four-year, $20,000 $300,000
Military five, four-year, $20,000 $100,000
Vocational Scholarship Funding $300,000
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. 

Since 1932, $14 million has been awarded to graduate assistantship programs in Texas.

  • 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 Exhibitors

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. More than $180 million has been committed to exhibitors through premiums and calf scramble certificates since 1932.

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 nearly $80 million in research, grants and educational programs to more than 100 organizations and institutions in Texas.

2020 Grant Recipients


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