Area Go Texan Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
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)
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: Four year $20,000 scholarships to 79 students.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,580,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 22

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 22

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
About Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:
Contact Information: Mike Nathanson, Office of Educational Programs
Address: P.O. Box 20070 Houston, Texas 77225-0070

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