The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 49 Texas students for the 2021-22 academic year. This continues the Fair & Rodeo’s tradition and mission of giving back through youth scholarships.
On the night of May 10th, students and their families attended the organization’s Scholar Recognition Banquet, underwritten by Alliance Bank Central Texas. Students receiving scholarships represented the following schools: Axtell, Belton, Burton, China Springs, Clear Creek, College Station, Fairfield, Florence, Gatesville, Grandview, Groesbeck, Hill Country Christian, Hillsboro, Holland, James Madison, Lakeland Preparatory, LaVega, Lorena, Midway, Miles, Navasota, Normangee, Rapoport Academy, Rockdale, Rogers, Rosebud-Lott, St. Domonic Savio, Troy, University, Vanguard, West, and Windthorst High School.
This is a record-breaking year in scholarship giving for the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. The Top Scholar of the evening was Faith Lauderdale from Midway High School who received the Top Scholar and Board of Directors Scholarship in the amount of $25,000.The Reserve Top Scholar was Kendall Bone from College Station High School and she received the Reserve Top Scholar and Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship for $20,000. Callie Welty from Grandview High School took home a $15,000 scholarship. All scholarships given ranged from $2,500 - $25,000.
“We are honored to announce these scholarships for these very deserving students,” commented CEO and President Wes Allison.“Providing scholarships to the youth in this area is a core part of our mission here at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. And we wish these students the best of luck in their future education and hope to see some or all of them come back to the Central Texas area to build their careers and futures after they finish their education.”