Rodeo Awards $1.4 Million in Scholarships to Texas FFA Students

by | Jul 13, 2022 | Scholarships

Seventy Texas FFA members representing 58 FFA chapters from across Texas were presented with $1.4 million in scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during the 94th Annual Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday, July 13.


Scholarship recipients were selected by Texas FFA officials based on the students’ involvement with the program, academic and FFA achievements and financial need, as well as the FFA member’s performance in an interview process. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship from the Rodeo to apply toward a four-year undergraduate degree at a Texas college or university of their choice.


“These FFA scholarships tie directly back to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education, and we are so proud to support these students’ academic journeys,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “Many of these FFA scholars will actually go on to pursue a career that promotes agriculture, which makes these scholarships particularly meaningful to us at the Rodeo.”


The top four schools these students will be attending are Texas A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University. Of the 70 FFA scholarship recipients, the top four majors include Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Communications.


The Texas FFA Association was chartered in 1929 and contributes to a model of secondary agricultural education in which students take part in classroom instruction and supervised agricultural experiences.


The FFA is an integral part of the school’s agricultural science program, guided by FFA’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


These 70 FFA scholarships represent a portion of the Rodeo’s annual commitment of more than $22 million to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2022. Additional information about the Rodeo’s educational commitment can be found here.


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 $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2023 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19. The 2023 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 23 – 25. For more information, visit and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.



Listed by FFA Chapter, as of July 13, 2022


Abernathy FFA

  • Charlee Chambers
  • Cash Martin

Ag Science & Tech Academy FFA

  • Calista Martinez

Anna FFA

  • Hannah Price

Anson FFA

  • Mason Hagler

Aspermont FFA

  • Payton Potts

Aubrey FFA

  • Heather Hough

Ballinger FFA

  • Grace Hoelscher

Bells FFA

  • Annie Fallon

Bellville FFA

  • Samantha Diezi
  • Morgan Hesters
  • Kylee Svinky

Brownwood FFA

  • Rylah Morgan

Burnet FFA

  • Jordon Erickson

Burton FFA

  • Tanna Thiel

Bushland FFA

  • Landon Bogan

College Station FFA

  • Braden Stutts

Decatur FFA

  • Reagan Staab
  • Hayden Taylor

Eastland FFA

  • Kynnley Herrington
  • Emily Zamora

Flatonia FFA

  • Karli Siptak

Florence FFA

  • Bryce Fisher

Floresville FFA

  • Karina Lyssy

Fredericksburg FFA

  • Faith Geistweidt
Garrison FFA

  • Rylee Blacksher

Gilmer FFA

  • Joseph Nelson
  • Sarah Warden

Harmony FFA

  • Katelyn Perryman

Harper FFA

  • Emily Seewald
  • Kylie Wolsey

Haskell FFA

  • Piper Smith

Hico FFA

  • Elizabeth Barr

Jacksboro FFA

  • Kobe Thomas

Jourdanton FFA

  • Aiden Guzman
  • Madilyn Vick

Judson FFA

  • Vanessa Bell

Kaufman FFA

  • Kylie Hartley

Klondike FFA

  • David Boschman

La Vernia FFA

  • William Secrest

Lindsay FFA

  • Stephen Fuhrmann

Livingston FFA

  • Kaylie Campbell

Madisonville FFA

  • Mackenzie Foster

Marion FFA

  • Kyla Beck
  • Trenton Mills

Medina Valley FFA

  • Hannah Vierling
  • Kiley Winkler

New Caney FFA

  • Shelbi Loving

Perrin FFA

  • Tyce Lambert

Poteet FFA

  • Julia Smith
Riesel FFA

  • Wyatt Drews

Royal FFA

  • Alondra Melendez

Samuel Clemens – Cibolo Creek FFA

  • Laney Ferrell

Santo FFA

  • Michael Tallant

Seminole FFA

  • Zoee Nolen

Sinton FFA

  • Landon Southern

Snyder FFA

  • Avery Schiffner

Spring Branch FFA

  • John Perez

Stamford FFA

  • Tylee Bevel

Sweetwater FFA

  • Addison Page

Taylor – Katy FFA

  • Zoe BeDell
  • Kristen Justilian

Tilden FFA

  • Charity Harris
  • Makenzie Sherrer

Tomball FFA

  • Garrett Rucker

Tomball Memorial FFA

  • Owen Parker

Troy FFA

  • Taylor Melikan

Veribest FFA

  • Connor Pence

Weimar FFA

  • Dondrae Carter

Wellington FFA

  • Madison Waters

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