The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo
Scholar Banquet, underwritten by Bailey Insurance & Risk Management, Inc., was held on Wednesday, May 17th at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. At the banquet, the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo awarded $134,000 in scholarships to 40 Central Texas students for the 2016-17 academic year.
scholarship program began in 1995 awarding scholarships with a total
value of $1,700 to the youth of Waco. Over the years, the number of
scholarships has greatly increased and this year a total of $134,000 in
academic scholarships and over $100,000 in livestock scholarships were
awarded to Central Texas students. To date, more than $2.5 million
overall has been committed. The Scholarship Committee strives to
provide financial assistance to students who have proven academic and
leadership abilities, good citizenship and financial needs.
are evaluated on leadership, citizenship, neatness of application,
financial need and academic performance. Each applicant must provide a
sealed official high school transcript, recommendation letter from their
principal or counselor, two letters of recommendation from non-family
members and a one-page essay.
Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, is
the center of entertainment in Central Texas. Its mission is to produce
events for education, entertainment and agricultural experiences while
giving back through youth scholarships. The premier facilities host
over 225 events with an attendance of 420,000 and a $47 million economic
impact annually. The 2017 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be
held October 5 – 14. For more information about the Extraco Events
ExtracoEventsCenter.com. For more information, email Melinda Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-224-8276.