Opportunity 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: 114 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be attending a high school in one of the following districts in Texas: Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.
  3. Must be ranked in the upper half of his/her graduating class.
  4. Must have an SAT score of 900 or higher OR have an ACT score of 18 or higher.
  5. Must attend a college in the state of Texas.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen. Students with permanent residence status are not eligible.
  7. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who are attending high school in Texas and plan to attend a college in Texas. Students must have an SAT score of 900 or higher or an ACT score of 18 or higher, and must rank in the upper half of their graduating class.

Application requirements for the Opportunity Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Nomination
  • SAT/ACT scoress
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Applicants must have successfully passed the TAKS Mastery/Exit Level exam at the time of application. Leadership potential and character of the applicant should be demonstrated through an applicant's responses to the categories of the application detailing school, extracurricular and community activities and achievements.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for up to three 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 available on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo website. In addition to a completed online application, the applicant must also mail or hand deliver the following documents (in one packet, together):Individual Scholastic Record, Application Checklist and Certification, FAFSA report, Official Transcript and a Official proof of SAT or ACT score, to the address provided. Student must write his/her reference number on each of the documents submitted. A reference number will be given upon submission of the online application. Online application must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date.
Contact: Mike Nathanson
Address: P.O. Box 20070 Houston, Texas 77225-0070

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