Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Awards 4-H Members with $1.4 Million in Scholarships
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials presented 70 students from the Texas 4-H program with $1.4 million in scholarships on June 10 during the 4-H Roundup in College Station, Texas.
“Thanks to our generous donors, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is able to award 70 hardworking Texas 4-H students with scholarships that will help support their higher education goals,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “The Rodeo and the Texas 4-H program share a passion for promoting agriculture and investing in Texas youth, and together, we are proud to recognize these incredible 4-H scholars.”
These scholars represent 51 different counties from across the state and will attend 19 different Texas colleges and universities. The top four schools these students will attend are Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University and Tarleton State University. They will major in 35 different fields of study. The top five chosen majors are Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Biomedical Science, Nursing and Agricultural Engineering.
Each Texas 4-H scholarship recipient will receive $20,000 toward a four-year undergraduate degree for a total commitment of $1.4 million. Students were selected by Texas 4-H officials based on the students’ involvement with the program, academic achievements and financial need.
These scholarships represent a portion of the Rodeo’s annual commitment of nearly $21.7 million to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2021. 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 $500 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.