Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials presented 70 students from 4-H programs across Texas with $1.4 million in educational funding on June 8, during the annual 4-H Roundup in College Station, Texas.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is proud to recognize the achievements of these outstanding Texas students,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo President and CEO. “The Rodeo and the Texas 4-H program share a passion for developing youth and promoting agriculture through hands-on experience, and thanks to our generous donors, we have the honor of helping these dedicated students continue their education.”

These 4-H scholars represent 53 different counties across the state and will attend 19 different colleges and universities in Texas. The top four schools these students will attend are Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University – Kingsville. These students have chosen 31 different fields of study, with the top five chosen majors being agricultural science, agricultural business, agricultural communications, agricultural economics, and chemical engineering.

Each of the 4-H scholarship recipients will receive $20,000 toward a four-year undergraduate degree for a total commitment of $1.4 million. These students were selected by 4-H officials based on the students’ involvement with the program, academic achievements, and financial need.

These 70 scholarships represent a portion of the Rodeo’s annual educational commitment of more than $22 million in support of Texas youth and education. Additional information about the Rodeo’s continued educational commitment can be found at rodeohouston.com.

About the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage, and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $575 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2024 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 17. The 2024 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 22 – 24. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with @RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.