Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 4-H and FFA scholarship program expanded to students in all fields of study

More students in 4-H and FFA programs across Texas will have the opportunity to apply for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarships due to a change in the program.

In November, Show officials eliminated the program’s restriction on agriculture or life science field of study, allowing students to major in any authorized field of study leading to a bachelor’s degree.

The Show’s 4-H and FFA scholarship program is its oldest program and awards $1.4 million to graduating high school seniors each year. This change in policy not only affects future scholarship recipients, but also is effective for students currently attending Texas colleges and universities on Show 4-H and FFA scholarships.

While this may change choice of major for some students, it will still allow them to take their agriculture and life science backgrounds into their future careers.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501 ©(3) educational charity. With its current commitment of $8.5 million, the Show has committed more than $85 million to scholarships and since 1957.