DALLAS, Texas — Attention seniors – it’s not too late to submit your applications online! The State Fair of Texas wants to remind all eligible high school seniors to apply for one of its college scholarship opportunities. Applications are due three weeks from today – Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Within the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program are two unique opportunities – the Pete Schenkel Scholarship and the Youth Livestock Scholarship. Eligible recipients for the Pete Schenkel Scholarship include graduating high school seniors from five Dallas Independent School District high schools in the Fair Park area – Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools. The Youth Livestock Scholarship opportunity is open to graduating high school seniors around the state who have competed in specific youth livestock events held at the State Fair and are pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field.
Both the Pete Schenkel Scholarship and the Youth Livestock Scholarship require students to attend an accredited college or university within the state of Texas. Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student meets the criteria for renewal. Payments of $750 per semester will be sent directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf. In order to qualify for renewal, recipients are required to enroll in, and pass, a minimum of 12 hours each semester. In addition, recipients must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for every semester thereafter.
All applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 15 at 11:59 p.m. CST. A link to apply, along with more details on the program, is available at BigTex.com/scholarship. For any questions regarding the Youth Scholarship Program, please contact Kiley Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1992, the State Fair of Texas has awarded scholarships to more than 1,800 students for a total of more than $8.7 million. In 2016, the Fair awarded more than $1.2 million in new college scholarships to 201 graduating seniors throughout the Lone Star State. The Fair is currently supporting 451 students attending 48 different colleges across Texas.
–State Fair of Texas
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