Waco, TX (February 5, 2020) – The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo presented by H-E-B is now accepting applications for their scholarship program. Applications are available from a local high school counselor or online at hotfair.com and ExtracoEventsCenter.com and must be postmarked on or before Friday, March 13, 2020.
The 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 last year a total of $153,000 in academic scholarships were awarded to 48 Central Texas students. To date, more than $3 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.
Applicants 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.
“Education is the biggest part of our fair’s mission, and we created this program to support our youth with big dreams for the future,” stated Wes Allison, President/CEO of the Extraco Events Center and the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. “When fairgoers visit the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo to enjoy fair-time foods, thrilling rides, live entertainment, and much more, they’re supporting our mission to educate and empower Central Texas’ youth.”
Applications can be picked up from a local high school counselor, online at hotfair.com or ExtracoEventsCenter.comor in the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Office at 4601 Bosque Boulevard. All applications must be postmarked to the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo on or before Friday, March 13.
The 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 2020 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be held October 8 – 18. For more information about the Extraco Events Center, visit ExtracoEventsCenter.com.