Big Tex Youth Livestock Scholarship

The State Fair of Texas awards scholarships to selected applicants who have participated in any youth/junior exhibition events held at the State Fair of Texas.

All held at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Other events or Texas livestock shows do not qualify an applicant.

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. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in an agricultural-related curriculum.

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 2019 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.

Please see below for a list of qualifying events:
1) Donkey & Mule Show, Youth Class
2) Horse Show: AHA, Youth Class
3) Horse Show: 5D Barrel Race, Youth Class
4) Horse Show: Youth RSNC Ranch Sorting
5) Horse Show: 4-H 4X4 Chute
6) Youth Rodeo
7) Junior Llama Show
8) Junior TLBT Longhorn Cattle Show
9) Junior TLBT Longhorn Showmanship
10) National Youth Food Challenge Contest
11) Youth Food Challenge Contest
12) Youth Agricultural Job Interview Contest
13) Youth Agricultural Public Speaking Contest
14) Youth Agricultural Science Fair
15) Youth Agriculture Mechanics Premier Exhibitor Sweepstakes
16) Youth Agriculture Mechanics Project Show and Tractor Restoration Contest
17) Youth AgRobotics Contest
18) Youth Archery Contest
19) Youth Agriculture Product Identification Contest
20) Youth Range and Pasture Plant Identification Contest
21) Youth Wildlife Contest
22) Youth Dairy Judging Contest
23) Youth Livestock Judging Contest
24) Youth Beef Skillathon Contest
25) Youth Sheep Skillathon Contest
26) Youth Swine Skillathon Contest
27) Youth Breeding Beef Heifer Show
28) Youth Breeding Beef Heifer Showmanship
29) Youth Breeding Gilt Show
30) Youth Breeding Gilt Showmanship
31) Youth Breeding Goat Show
32) Youth Breeding Goat Showmanship
33) Youth Breeding Sheep Show
34) Youth Breeding Sheep Showmanship
35) Youth Breeding Rabbit Show
36) Youth Dairy Cattle Show
37) Youth Dairy Cattle Showmanship
38) Youth Dairy Goat Show
39) Youth Dairy Goat Showmanship
40) Youth Market Barrow Show
41) Youth Market Broiler Show
42) Youth Market Goat Show
43) Youth Market Lamb Show
44) Youth Market Steer Show
45) Youth Prospect Steer Show
46) Youth Poultry Showmanship

$6,000 over 4 years (paid in $750 increments per semester)