Montgomery County Fair Association Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 50

The Scholarship Program began in 1993 when the Scholarship Trail Ride Committee was established. The funds raised went to scholarships for graduating seniors. Along with the proceeds from the Scholarship Trail Ride, 5% of the Livestock and Homemaking Auctions of the Fair are taken as a contribution to the Scholarship fund. Since the program began in 1993 over $2 million has been given in college scholarships.

NUMBER AWARDED:

Determined annually by MCFA; in 2018 - 50 were awarded in the amount of $125,000.00

ELIGIBLE AREAS:

6 public school districts within Montgomery County,12 senior high schools: Caney Creek, Conroe, Magnolia, Magnolia West, Montgomery, New Caney, Oak Ridge, Porter, Splendora, Willis, The Woodlands and The Woodlands College Park

In the alternative, students may be enrolled in a private, parochial or specialized school in Montgomery County.

Any student who resides in Montgomery County (Residence to mean student who lives with parents, parent or legal guardian and sleeps in Montgomery County five or more nights each week), but because of school district boundaries, student is required to attend public school outside Montgomery County, or if a student attends a parochial, private or specialized school outside the county but resides in Montgomery County he/she is eligible.

CRITERIA:

Academic standing (top 1/4 of graduating class) minimum SAT (900) or ACT (20). Unrestricted major field. Attend college or university - Must graduate high school at end of spring semester of award or be a midterm graduate at time of application - Leadership - Citizenship - Activities (Participation in 4-H or FFA is NOT a requirement)

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