According to their website, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed approximately $283 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs since its inception in 1932.
The Houston Rodeo has committed more than $165 million in direct educational program support, since the first scholarship was awarded in 1957.
Each recipient of a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership and financial need, and must attend a Texas college or university.
Recently, over 380 Texas students were honored at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Banquet. Overall, more than $6 million dollars in scholarship funds were awarded to these outstanding students. Awards are always based on academic performance and community achievements.
Three local students were among the scholarship recipient. Congratulations to Michael Mortensen, Lauren Fontenot and Diana Gonzales. For more information on the scholarship program from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo visit their education page.