Despite the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo not making a return until 2022, the local organization is still rolling out educational support initiatives and giving back to the Houston community throughout the year.
Recently, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that they are giving $1.2 million to college students around Texas.
99 college students around the state will receive the money as a part of Rodeo’s Achievement Scholarship Program. 20 percent of the students are the first in their families to graduate high school and 36 percent are the first to attend college. Each recipient will be awarded an additional $4,000 for each semester they are eligible, potentially totaling $36,000.
The Achievement Scholarships are given to students studying at Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston, and other surrounding colleges. Most receiving the scholarship are majoring in biology, animal science, nursing, computer science, and psychology.
“These students have been a part of the Rodeo family since they received their first educational scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and their academic accomplishments continue to make us proud,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO, in a statement.
Since 1932, the Rodeo has put $500 million into education and youth around the state. This year alone, nearly $21.7 million has been put toward scholarships, education program grants, and more.
For more information about the Rodeo’s education commitments, visit here.