State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Scholarship
The State Fair of Texas awards scholarships to selected applicants who have participated in specific youth livestock competitive events held at the State Fair of Texas.
Each applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. The Youth Livestock Scholarship is for current high school seniors who have participated in one or more of the following competitions: 4-H/FCCLA/FFA Agricultural Public Speaking Contest, 4-H/FFA Agriculture Product Identification Contest, 4-H/FCCLA/FFA Agricultural Science Fair, 4-H/FFA Agricultural Mechanics Project Show and Tractor Restoration Contest, 4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Contest, 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, Youth Range and Pasture Plant Identification Contest, Youth Market Beef Steer Show, Youth Prospect Beef Steer Show, Youth Market Barrow Show, Youth Market Lamb Show, Youth Market Goat Show, Youth Market Broiler Show, Junior Breeding Gilt Show, Youth Dairy Goat Show, Junior Llama Show, Youth Beef Heifer Show, Junior Breeding Rabbit Show, Junior ABGA Boer Goat Show, Youth Dairy Cattle Show, Youth Breeding Sheep Show, Junior TLBT Longhorn Cattle Show, Youth Wildlife Contest, Agricultural Job Interview Contest, Youth 4-H/FFA Food Challenge, National 4-H/FFA Food Challenge, Donkey & Mule Show – Youth Classes, Youth RSNC Ranch Sorting Show, 4-H 4X4 Chute Out, 5D Barrel Race – Youth Class, AHA Horse Show – Youth Class, Mounted Shooters of America World Finals – Youth Class, NCHA Cutting Horse Show – Youth/Combined Class or Equestrian Drill Team Competition – 4-H/Youth Class, all held at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Other events or Texas livestock shows do not qualify an applicant.
2. Scholastic performance is important, with preference given to students ranking in the top 25% of their class.
3. Must graduate from a Texas high school during the year of application and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas. Applicants must be enrolling in an agricultural-related curriculum or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum.
4. Failure to answer all questions and supply all supporting data will reduce your chances for scholarship consideration.
Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student meets the criteria for renewal. Payments of $750 per semester will be sent directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf.
Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours for the fall 2016 term.
In order to qualify for scholarship renewal, recipients must enroll in, and pass, a minimum of 12 hours each semester. In addition, recipients must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for every semester thereafter. Renewals will not be made for more than four years total or past undergraduate graduation.