HOUSTON—The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 Texas 4-H members with four-year, $16,000 scholarships totaling $1,120,000 during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station on June 13.
As one of the oldest HLSR scholarship programs, more than 2,000 scholarships have been awarded to Texas 4-H members since the HLSR’s first major educational commitment in 1957.
These scholarships are just part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s more than $16 million annual commitment to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants and junior show exhibitors. Also included is support of the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501©(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $265 million to the youth of Texas.
The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will run Feb. 28 – March 18. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com.