Our Commitment to Education and our Educational Partners

Education is vital to the continued success of the American agricultural industry. Since inception, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has supported Texas youth by providing a venue for competition and a marketplace for their agricultural and livestock projects.

In 1984, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s Executive Committee began encouraging 4-H and FFA students to continue their interest in agricultural careers in college. This led to the creation of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's Scholarship Fund, which in its first year, awarded 15 four-year scholarships totaling $90,000 to deserving students entering Texas colleges.

From that modest beginning, the program has expanded so that more than 8,500 Texas students have now benefited from the scholarships. Currently, all 254 Texas counties are represented in the program.

To date, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's educational commitment totals $186 million with $11.5 million committed in 2017 in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth. Because of the dedication and efforts of over 6,000 volunteers, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is able to provide financial support to Bexar County and Texas youth seeking higher education as well as positively influence the agriculture industry in Texas.

Our Educational Partners, represented by the various colleges and universities that we align with across the state, are an intrinsic component of our educational commitment. These Educational Partners help fulfill the S.A.L.E. mission, “A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.”

Scholarship Eligibility

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) is strictly a donor and does not participate in the selection of scholarship applicants. Students who wish to apply for S.A.L.E. funded scholarships through organizations such as 4-H, FFA and major colleges and universities throughout the state of Texas must meet certain criteria which may include the following: be a Texas resident; graduate from a Texas High School; attend an accredited Texas college or university.

For additional information regarding our educational partners and scholarship applications, please refer to the information listed below.

Alamo Colleges Foundation, Inc.


Degree Programs
Culinary Arts at St. Phillips College

Agricultural Sciences at Palo Alto College

Primary Contact
Anna Rangel
Alamo Colleges Foundation
(210) 485-0776
arangel@alamo.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: January 9, 2017
Closing Date: September 10, 2017
Due Date: September 10, 2017

Apply at  www.alamo.edu/foundation/scholarships

Angelo State University


Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs include Animal Science, Animal Science Pre-Vet, Agricultural Science and Leadership, Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management, Food Animal Science and Marketing

Master of Science in Animal Science and Master of Agriculture

Primary Contact
Dr. Mike Salisbury
Department of Agriculture Chair
(325) 486-6920
mike.salisbury@angelo.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: January 10th
Closing Date: March 15th
Due Date: March 15th

For graduate programs, the scholarship application is available once admission to the program is complete. Graduate scholarship award decisions are made during the summer.

Bexar County 4-H and Youth Development Program

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree. 

Primary Contact
Natalie Cervantes
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
(210) 631-0400
ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: NA
Closing Date: NA
Due Date: April 30, 2018

Applicant must be a Bexar County 4-H member for three (3) of the past four (4) years, including senior year. Application guidelines are available at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/

Bexar County FFA

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree.

Primary Contact
Doak Stewart
Chairman, Bexar County FFA Scholarship Program
(210) 356-1454
dstewa1@neisd.net

Application Information
Posting Date: April 2018
Closing Date: May 2018
Due Date: May 2018  

The objective of this scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to the most capable and deserving FFA members from the Bexar County FFA Chapters.

Miss Rodeo Texas Association, Inc.

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree.

Primary Contact
Rosanna Roberson
Co-State Director
(713) 516-4598
rosannatpace@gmail.com

Application Information
Posting Date: Year Round
Closing Date: May 1st
Due Date: May 1st

The Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant is a scholarship program dedicated to providing educational opportunities to young women across the state of Texas. A tradition of almost five decades, the selection of Miss Rodeo Texas is based on horsemanship, appearance and personality competition.

North Central Texas Academy at Happy Hill Farm

Primary Contact
Amanda Schwausch
Dean of Faculty
(254) 897-4822
a.schwausch@northcentraltexasacademy.org

Application Information
Posting Date: NA
Closing Date: NA 
Due Date: October 15, 2017 

North East Agriscience Magnet Program at James Madison High School

Primary Contact
Doak Stewart
Director – Agriscience Magnet Program
(210) 356-1517
Dstewa1@neisd.net

Application Information
Posting Date: April 2018
Closing Date: May 2018
Due Date: May 2018

The objective of this scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to the most capable and deserving FFA member from the North East Agriscience Magnet Program and James Madison FFA.

Prairie View A&M University

Cooperative Extension Program

Degree Programs
Accounting, Agriculture, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Dietetics, Marketing, Nursing

Primary Contact
Dr. Joice A. Jeffries
Cooperative Extension Program
(936) 261-5102
jojeffries@pvamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: November 1st 
Closing Date: April 30th
Due Date: April 30th

These scholarships will be awarded to students who are seeking an undergraduate degree at Prairie View A&M University. Preference will be extended to those youth that have participated in 4-H Youth Development sponsored by the Cooperative Extensions Program.

Sam Houston State University

Department of Agricultural and Engineering Technology

Degree Programs
Agribusiness, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science, Animal Science Pre-Vet, and Plant & Soil Sciences

Primary Contact
Dr. Kyle Stutts, Scholarship Chair
Department of Agricultural Sciences
(936) 294-1219
kjs015@shsu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: September 1st
Closing Date: March 1st
Due Date: November 1st

Applicants must have applied and been accepted to access the Scholarship4Kats program. The program will provide information for application to all departmental and university scholarships. The application is available at: www.shsu.edu/scholarships

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Primary Contact
Cynthia Barrett
Assistant Principal
(210) 397-4819
cynthia.barrett@nisd.net

Application Information
Posting Date: November 1st
Closing Date: May 1st
Due Date: May 1st

The scholarship is open to all Sandra Day O’Connor High School seniors who are part of the FFA program. 

St. Mary’s University

Degree Programs
Biology and Environmental Science

Primary Contact
Teri Villa
Development Operations and Scholarship
(210) 436-3718
tvilla@stmarytx.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: May 1st
Closing Date: July 31st
Due Date: July 31st

Sul Ross State University

Borderlands Research Institute

Degree Programs
Master of Range and Wildlife Management

Primary Contact
Dr. Louis Harveson
Borderlands Research Institute
(432) 837-8225
bri@sulross.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: July 1st
Closing Date: August 15th
Due Date: August 15th

Tarleton State University

Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team

Degree Programs
Agricultural Services & Development, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Environmental Science, Pre-Veterinary, Wildlife Sustainability & Ecosystem Sciences

Primary Contact
Dr. David Drueckhammer
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
(254) 968-9226
drueckh@tarleton.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: September 1, 2017
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Due Date: August 31, 2018

All students interested in this scholarship must submit an online application through the Tarleton Scholarship office. All applicants should be planning to be a member of the Tarleton Dairy Evaluation Team. Scholarship applicants must be available to represent Tarleton State University and S.A.L.E. at dairy related events in Texas after receiving the scholarship. Students with this scholarship must enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours each semester with no more than one course being an online course. Recipients must be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Texas A&M University

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Degree Programs 
AGEC/AGBU, AGCJ/AGSC/ALED/USAL, PSSC, ANSC, BICH/GENE, BESC, AGEN/AGSM, ENTO/FIVS, HORT, NSC/FSTC, POSC, RPTS, WFSC, ECOR/FORS/RENR/RLEM/SPSA

Primary Contact
Dr. Chris Skaggs
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
(979) 845-3712
cskaggs@tamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: July 1, 2017
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Due Date: December 1, 2017



Rodeo Club

Degree Programs 
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree; however, applicant must compete in Collegiate Rodeo and be a member of the Texas A&M University Rodeo Club in good standing.

Primary Contact
Dr. Al Wagner
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
(979) 845-7023
a-wagner@tamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: NA
Closing Date: NA
Due Date: NA

Dr. Wagner selects the Texas A&M University Rodeo Club scholarship recipients.

Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree.

Primary Contact
Dr. Toby Lepley
Texas 4-H Youth Development Program
(979) 845-1212
t-lepley@tamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: November 1, 2017
Closing Date: February 9, 2017
Due Date: Varies by County Extension Office 

Texas FFA Assocation

The Texas FFA Association is honored to partner with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. to offer scholarships to deserving Texas FFA members. If you are an FFA member and would like more information on the Texas FFA scholarship program, please visit www.texasffa.org/scholarships and speak with your local agricultural science teacher. 

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree.

Primary Contact
Holly DeLaune
Marketing
(210) 632-3208
delaune.holly@gmail.com

Application Information
Posting Date: October 1, 2017
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Due Date: April 1, 2018  

Texas Tech University

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Degree Programs 
Bachelor of Science in one of the following: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness, Interdisciplinary Agriculture, Agricultural Communications, Animal Science, Food Science, Conservation Law Enforcement, Natural Resources Management, Plant and Soil Science, and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Primary Contact
Cindy McCullough
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
(806) 742-2808
cindy.mccullough@ttu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: July 1
Closing Date: December 1
Due Date: December 1

For entering freshman majoring in the College of Agricultural Sciences who are graduates of a central, south or southwest Texas high school.

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc.

Degree Programs
May pursue any course of study leading to a degree.

Primary Contact
Kassi Scheffer
Conservation Legacy
kscheffer@texas-wildlife.org

West Texas A&M University


Department of Agricultural Sciences

Degree Programs
Agribusiness, Agribusiness & Economics, Ag Media & Communications, Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Equine Industry and Business, Pre-Vet, and Plant, Soil & Environmental Science

Primary Contact
Dr. Lance Kieth
Department of Agriculture Head
(806) 651-2556
lkieth@wtamu.edu

Application Information
Posting Date: September 1st
Closing Date: February 1st
Due Date: February 1st

Preference will be given to 4-H and FFA students that have participated in the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

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