Students earn Houston Rodeo scholarships

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Posted 7/28/20

Houston Livestock and Rodeo officials released 644 student names who received one of the organization’s educational scholarships. Local scholarship recipients include Madilynn Caperton, who received the Area Go Texan Scholarship, as well as Austin Longoria, who received the Texas FFA Scholarship.

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Students earn Houston Rodeo scholarships

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Houston Livestock and Rodeo officials released 644 student names who received one of the organization’s educational scholarships. Local scholarship recipients include Madilynn Caperton, who received the Area Go Texan Scholarship, as well as Austin Longoria, who received the Texas FFA Scholarship.

The scholarships are awarded to 644 scholarships across Texas and are a portion of the rodeo’s annual educational; commitment of over $27 million.

“(Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo) is proud to award these scholarships to such an outstanding group of Texas students, thanks to the support of our volunteers, staff, donors, auction buyers and this generous community,” said Chris Boleman, rodeo president and CEO. “The class of 2020 had a challenging year due to the health concerns our world has faced, and we are extremely excited to brighten their year with financial support toward their goals of completing a college degree.”

The 644 recipients represent the majority of the Rodeo’s scholarship programs, including Area Go Texan, Exhibitor, Hildebrand Family, Houston Area, Military, School Art, Texas 4-H and Texas FFA. Each student received $20,000 to apply toward a four-year undergraduate degree, for a total scholarship commitment of more than $12 million.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $500 million to youth of Texas and education. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with

#RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all of the latest news. The 2021 Rodeo is scheduled for March 2 – March 21.

Additional information about the Rodeo’s educational commitments can be found here: rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Commitment.

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