In 2016, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will award five two-year, $9,000 Technical Scholarships to outstanding students who are seeking to earn an associate’s degree in a technical program. The five scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify through the Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo Agricultural Mechanics Program (student must have entered a project in the 2016 HLSR Agricultural Mechanics Project Show or will compete in the 2016 Tractor Technician Contest Finals at the HLSR).
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, citizenship/leadership and financial need. Recipients of the Technical Scholarship must attend an approved non-profit Texas trade school program or junior college in pursuit of an Associate’s Degree or certificate in an approved technical field. Students who chose to pursue a certificate through a one-year program will receive $4,500, or half of the two-year scholarship award value.
To be eligible to apply for, or to be awarded, a Technical Scholarship, an applicant must:
A) Be a citizen of the United States. If the applicant’s transcript reflects a place of birth other than the United States, appropriate proof of citizenship must be furnished (i.e., a copy of the photo page of a valid U. S. passport, a copy of Naturalization Certificate or a birth certificate for US Citizen Born Abroad). Applications submitted without proof of citizenship will not be considered. Students with permanent resident status are not eligible to apply.
B) Be a Texas resident.
C) Attend an accredited Texas public high school.
D) Be a graduating senior in the 2015-2016 school year.
E) Provide verification of GPA at the completion of the first semester of senior year.
F) Have made formal application to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas trade school or junior college and participate in a curriculum leading to an associate’s degree or a certificate in an approved technical field.