The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ scholarship program consists of more than 800 scholarships and more than $14 million awarded in one year. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $500 million to Texas youth and education. More than 630 scholarships of $20,000 are awarded each year. Huge congratulations to the following students who were 2020 recipients of the HLSR through the Texas FFA scholarship program: Mason Vick, Jourdanton High School Valedictorian, who will be attending Texas A&M majoring in Animal Science and also participating on the Texas A&M Collegiate Livestock Judging Team; Carli Foster, Jourdanton High School Salutatorian, who will be attending Angelo State University and majoring in Exercise Science with goals to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy; Reagan Moon, Tilden High School, who will be attending Texas A&M University through the Blinn Team majoring in Agricultural Communications.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s educational programs are a significant part of the Show’s goals of benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. All recipients of Show scholarships must demonstrate academic potential and citizenship/ leadership, and they must attend a Texas college or university.