Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Applications Now Open
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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Applications Now Open

December 15 2023

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for their annual scholarship program benefitting high school seniors.

Since 1957, HLSR has proudly awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships valued at $275 million collectively. At its core, HLSR aims to empowering youth, fostering educational growth, broadening agricultural perspectives, and paying tribute to our trailblazing ancestors and their rich legacy. HLSR is currently supporting over 2,300 students through Rodeo scholarships who are attending more than 80 different Texas colleges and universities, representing a combined $50 million in scholarships.

This year’s application window spans from December 15, 2023, to January 31, 2024, and the application process is completed entirely online. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas university, having met the minimum SAT or ACT score requirement. Applicants do not have to major in an agriculture-related field to apply, so long as they plan to pursue a major that culminates in a four-year degree. Awarded scholarships can also be utilized by students attending community or junior colleges, who plan to later transfer to a four-year institution.

The scholarship opportunities include different categories such as School Art, Exhibitor, and Hildebrand scholarships. An applicant's eligibility for these scholarships is determined by their participation in various programs and exhibits.

Following a firm commitment to impartiality, the scholarship recipients are chosen through a blind judging process. The applications are evaluated on academic achievement, exceptional leadership, and financial necessity. All applicants will receive notification of the decision via email, ensuring that everyone is kept in the loop.

Each scholarship is valued at a substantial $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, bringing the total value to $20,000. This generous sum is disbursed directly to the university or college of choice each semester to help cover tuition and fees. To learn more or seek further clarification on this opportunity, visit the HLSR scholarship page.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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