Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that 100 deserving Texas college students will receive $1.2 million in additional educational funds through the Rodeo’s Achievement Scholarship Program.

The Achievement Scholarships are awarded to current Rodeo scholars who are working toward an undergraduate degree, have completed four semesters and at least 60 hours of coursework, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at a Texas college or university. Each student will receive an additional $4,000 scholarship for each eligible semester.

“These students have been a part of the Rodeo family since they received their first educational scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and their academic accomplishments continue to make us proud,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “These Achievement Scholarships will further support these dedicated students as they work toward obtaining their undergraduate degree from some of the finest colleges and universities in Texas.”

These Achievement Scholarships are awarded following the initial Rodeo scholarship for a maximum combined total of up to $36,000 in educational funding per student. These scholars attend 13 different Texas colleges and universities, and the top schools represented are: Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston and Texas Tech University. These students have chosen 41 different fields of study, with the top chosen majors being animal science, nursing, agricultural business, biology, and agricultural communications.

The Achievement Scholarships represent a share of the Rodeo’s annual commitment to Texas youth and education. In 2023, more than $22.5 million has been committed to scholarships, junior show exhibitors, educational program grants and graduate assistantships. Since 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. Additional information about the Rodeo’s educational commitments can be found here:

2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Achievement Scholarship Recipients

Rund Abdel-Elah Abu-Ashour
Bryan Albarran
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Randolph Clayton Arris
Jacob Nguyen Au
Jasmine Marie Baker
Erin Lynn Ballard
Mallory Bautsch
Jaydee ANN Borel
Brittley Ann Bowers
janae Morgan Braune
Delaney Brown
Laysha Nicole Cabeza
Drayton Daniel Canaris
Caden Davis Carver
Francisca Daniela Centron Seguel
Kelly Han Chau
Bailee Nicole Chavez
Lindsay Choi
Shelby Ann Marie Cumbie
Landon Grant Davenport
Kristin Phuong Dinh
Riley Blaine Elliott
Cassandra Marie Espinoza
Maxine Ezenwa
Camryn Joanne Ezzell
Josie Mac Fladager
Cesar Luis Gonzalez Calero
Sascha Ly Granhold
Logan Grant Hare
Sara Hashim
Avery Helweg
Rhyan Mackenzie Henderson
Brianney Dominga Herazo
Abby Nicole Hermes
Kalyn Hernandez
John Michael Hoelscher
Zachary Hoelscher
Mark Daniel Holtman
Addison Nicole Howell
Grace Katherine Huseman
Lexy Shae Ide
Julieta Jara
Michaela Rose Jaster
Nadia Kafil
Mohsin Imran Khan
Sarah Grace Kimberly
Rylee Jayne King
Megan Nancy Kopecki
Chloe Beth Krause
Vivian Lam
Kassidy Langley
Alana M Lee
Ellison Li
Morgan Grace Lipman
Regan Elyse Lux
Annamarie Quinn Mader
Blye Elizabeth Mangum
Starr Martin
Weston John McElroy
Makeilia Mckenney
Elina Nguyen
Giovanni Nino
Diana Carolina Nunez
Trinity Lace O’Brien
Reagan Vaughan Partin
Bhakti Sanjay Patel
John Pennington Iii
Channing Pieniazek
Leonardo Rabago
Dianeth Ramirez
Marc Rapalo
Luke Henson Read
Kyle Edwin Real
Jaden Alyssa Rendon
Jazmin Reyna
Jace Jersey Richardson
Abigail Lynn Ross
Katherine Ann Sabo
Catarina Salazar-Canales
Abigail Samson
Hatti Eileen Shipman
Leroy Robert Stavinoha, III
Dane Cole Sullivan
Shahnaz Tauseef
Kendall Anne Thompson
Courtney Paige Thurman
Rebecca Marie Tracy
Melanie Vazquez
Cindy Vega-Aguilar
Sarah Voon
Denny Tu Vu
Claire Elizabeth Vyvlecka
Kloe Kate Walker
Rachel Denise Weisinger
Ty Murray Williams
Samantha Michele Wright
Mielad J Ziaee

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 and follow @RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.