Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Important Dates to Remember

December 1, 2021, Application Available Online

February 1, 2022 – 7:59 PM Online Application Closes

February 16, 2022 – 4:59 pm School Official Submission Closes

May 2022 Recipient selection notification

June 11, 2022, Scholarship Celebration


In 2022, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ (the “Show”) will award 79 four-year, $20,000 Area Go Texan Scholarships to outstanding students graduating from public school districts in counties participating in the Show's Area Go Texan program. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's educational programs are a significant part of the Show's goals of benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentations. All recipients of Show scholarships must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership, and financial need, and they must attend a Texas college or university. 


 1. Application Process: 

a. Part 1 – Consists of completing the online application prior to the given deadline 

b. Part 2 – Submission of School Official information prior to the given deadline 

2. Area Go Texan Scholarship applications are only available online through the Show’s website, www.rodeohouston.com, under the Educational Support Area. 

3. Applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR), which is obtained once the FAFSA is accepted. Please note that it takes at least one week after submitting the application for you to receive the report. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT FAFSA REPORTS THAT SAY “ESTIMATED EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION.