Area Go Texan Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 4

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 79 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of the state of Texas.
  4. Must be ranked in the top one-third of his/her graduating class.
  5. Must have an SAT score of 950 or higher OR an ACT score of 19 or higher.
  6. Must enroll in a Texas college or university.
  7. Must reside in or attend high school in one of the following participating Area Go Texan counties in Texas: Angelina, Anderson, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colorado, DeWitt, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Goliad, Gregg, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Polk, Refugio, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton, or Williamson.
  8. Must be a high school senior planning to graduate at the end of the spring semester immediately following receipt of the scholarship award.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: High school seniors who are in the top one-third of their graduating class, have an SAT/ACT score of 950/19 or higher and are residents of Texas planning to attend a Texas college or university are eligible for this award. Students must reside in a participating Area Go Texan county.

Application requirements for the Area Go Texan Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Selection of scholarship winners is made through an evaluation by an independent scholarship selection committee that is comprised of members of the Astrodome Rotary Club. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academics, leadership/citizenship and financial need. Awards will be presented during the show at the Area Go Texan Scholarship Banquet.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for four years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, February 4

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, February 4

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in December for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are disseminated directly to schools, county extension offices and agriscience teachers within participating counties. Applications are also available on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo website. In addition to the completed application, the applicant must submit his/her most recent transcript which should include verification of class rank and scholastic average, SAT/ACT scores, proof of U.S. citizenship (if place of birth is other than the United States), a two-page typed narrative indicating the importance of a college education and personal insight to the need for the scholarship, a head and shoulders color photo, a FAFSA report, and three letters of personal reference who are well acquainted with him/her. Resumes should not be submitted. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Mike Nathanson
Address: P.O. Box 20070 Houston, Texas 77225-0070

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