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Scholarships

Scolarships will be presented to our exhibitors who are graduating and planning to attend university, college, or trade school. Amount of scholarships granted will be based on Harris County Fair and Rodeo 2021 results. Applications for the scholarships will be due the first week of February 2022 and will consist of the following: Application form, essay, referal letter, and a finalist interview with the scholarship selection committee. Successful recipients will be recognized by mid-April 2022. Successful recipients will also be asked to return to the fair champion's lunch during the Saturday of the following year's fair.

AGVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP

Agvocate/Model Exhibitor is meant to recognize a youth who has dedicated their time to support the Agriculture industry through livestock exhibition. The recipient must demonstrate personal growth learned through livestock and has come full circle and demonstrates giving back to the livestock industry by helping others follow in their footsteps.

RISE UP SCHOLARSHIP

Rise Up is meant to recognize a youth who has demonstrated a pattern of doing what is right for others or the community. The recipient must demonstrate personal growth and change and willing to help others do what is right for themselves or the community.

TRUE GRIT SCHOLARSHIP

True Grit recognizes a youth who has an amazing work ethic and is driven to be a hard worker. The recipient shows determination to provide value to themselves or their family through hard work. The recipient is not necessarily the scholar student but still manages to perform well despite the time allocated to working.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIDGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Elidgibility Requirements:
  • Applicant must be a FFA or 4-H member and an exhibitor of the Harris County Fair and Rodeo for the last two years (except 2022 Seniors)
  • Applicant must be a graduating Senior in Harris County High School.
  • Applicant must be prepared to interview in front of selected outside representatives on a date to be announced.
  • Applicant must complete an application and submit a sealed letter of recommendation from applicant's high school facility or from a community leader and be submitted to the Scholarship Chairman on the date of the interview.
  • Applicant can apply for 2 of the 3 scholarships.
Recipients obligations that must be followed or scholarship will be at risk for being annulled are:
  • Must submit a copy of college/trade school registration to Scholariship Chairman.
  • Must use full scholarship within three semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall) immediately following graduation
  • Must submit a copy of first semester grades and second semester schedule (proof of enrollement) to Scholarship Chairman to receive the second half of the scholarship.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.75 GPS or better at the college or institution enrolled and the course load must be a minimum of 10 hours each semester. Summer school courses taken after high school will be counted in computing the GPA.
  • All scholarship funds will be paid direct to the applicant's school.
  • Make sure that the applicant's school ID has been given to the scholarship chairman when the required paperwork to release the funds.

If the recipient can not meet these requirements the scholarship will be held for three semesters until the requirements can be fulfufilled. If the scholarship is annulled, the funds will be allocated back into the scholarship fund for the next year.

Application Form (here after November 1, 2021)


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