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 10,300 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 more than $210 million 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

Agricultural Sciences at Palo Alto College

Primary Contact
Anna Rangel
Alamo Colleges Foundation
(210) 485-0776
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: January 8
Closing Date: September 9
Due Date: September 9

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
Corey Owens  
Department of Agriculture Science Instructor
(325) 486-6757
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: October 1  
Closing Date: March 15  
Due Date: January 15

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
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: NA
Closing Date: NA
Due Date: May 3

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
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: April 2020
Closing Date: May 2020
Due Date: May 2020

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.

Community of Churches for Social Action

Primary Contact
Dr. Howard Anderson
Executive Director
(210) 227-5800
[email protected]

Culinary Institute of America San Antonio Campus

Degree Programs    
Associate degree in Culinary Arts, Associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

Primary Contact    
Elly Erickson   
Advancement
845-451-1468  
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: June 3
Closing Date: July 11
Due Date: July 11

Scholarships are available to enrolled or incoming students in the above degree programs at The Culinary Institute of America's San Antonio campus.  Students must be residents of Texas and graduates of a Texas public, private or home school high school program.

East Central School Foundation, Inc.

Primary Contact
Amanda Holman
Career and Technology Education Department

(210) 649-2121
[email protected]

Judson High School Agriscience Program

Primary Contact
Jay Trees
Agriculture Department
(210) 945-1100
[email protected]

Application Information 
Posting Date: April 6
Closing Date: May 8  
Due Date: May 8

Miss Rodeo Texas Association, Inc.

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

Primary Contact
Linda Ebest   
State Director
210-387-2439   
[email protected]

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

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) 897-1361
[email protected]

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

North East Agriscience Magnet Program at James Madison High School

Primary Contact
Doak Stewart
Director – Agriscience Magnet Program
(210) 356-1517
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: April 2020
Closing Date: May 2020
Due Date: May 2020

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.

Our Lady of the Lake University

Degree Programs    
 Accounting, Finance, Biology and Chemistry - Undergraduate and Graduate 

Primary Contact    
Stephanie Cook
Office of Development   
(210) 431-4161  
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: March 1 
Closing Date: April 1
Due Date: August 30

Prairie View A&M University

Cooperative Extension Program

Degree Programs
Agriculture, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Juvenile Justice, Human Science, Nursing and Psychology

Primary Contact
Joaquina Scott Kankam
CEP 4-H
(936) 261-5163  
[email protected]

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

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 Sciences

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
[email protected]

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

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
[email protected]

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

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

Southwest Texas Junior College

Degree Programs  

Associates of Science, Engineering in Science, Arts in Teaching, Applied Science, Business, Criminal Justice, Computer Information, Law Enforcement Academy, Wildlife Management, Registered Nursing and Welding Technology.

Primary Contact    

Joey Almand   
Rodeo Coach    
(830) 876-8342   
[email protected]

Primary Contact

Posting Date: January 1
Closing Date: May 1
Due Date: June 15

Stephen F. Austin State University

Department of Agriculture   

Primary Contact    
April Smith   
Office of Development
(936) 468-2278   
[email protected]

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

St. Mary’s University

Degree Programs
Biology and Environmental Science

Primary Contact
Teri Villa
Development Operations and Scholarship
(210) 436-3718
[email protected]

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

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
[email protected]

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

College of Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

Degree Programs 
Animal Science, Natural Resource Management, Education and Industrial Technology

Primary Contact
Dr. Bonnie j Warnock
College of Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
(432) 837-8201
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: July 1
Closing Date: August 15
Due Date: August 31

Texas A&M University

AG-lockup-horiz.jpg

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
[email protected]

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


College of Veterinary Medicine

Degree Programs 
DVM

Primary Contact    
Jamie Wigington   
Dean's Office
(979) 845-5054  
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: February 1
Closing Date: February 28

Equine Initiative

Degree Programs

Masters of Equine Industry Management

Primary Contact
TAMU Equine Initiative
Animal Science Department
(979) 845-6098 
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: September 2

Closing Date: September 20

Due Date: October 1

     


Rodeo Team

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 Team in good standing.

Primary Contact
Dr. Al Wagner
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
(979) 845-7023
[email protected]

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

Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation

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

Primary Contact
David K. White
Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation
(979) 845-1213

[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: November 1
Closing Date: February 8
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
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: October 1
Closing Date: April 1
Due Date: April 1

Texas State University

Department of Agriculture

Degree Programs
BSAG, major in Agriculture, BSAG, major in Agriculture – Teacher Certification, BSAG, major in Agriculture – Animal Science (Specialization available in: Basic Science and Pre-Vet), BSAG, major in Agriculture – Business and Management (Specialization available in: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Systems Management, Horticultural Business)

Primary Contact
Madan Mohan Dey
Professor and Chair of Agriculture Department
(512) 245-7604
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: NA
Closing Date: NA
Due Date: January 15 of each academic school year

Scholarship and Degree Program details are available at http://ag.txstate.edu/.

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Trinity University

Degree Programs
Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Engineering Sciences and Business Administration with a concentration in: Accounting, Finance or Marketing

Primary Contact    
Christina Pikla    
Financial Aid Department    
(210) 999-8898   
[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: August 1
Closing Date: September 15
Due Date: September 15

S.A.L.E. Scholarships are available to eligible Trinity students starting their junior year.            

University of Texas at Austin

Degree Programs    
Chemistry, Environmental Science, Integrative Biology, Marine Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Nutrition and additional majors in the College of Natural Sciences with a connection to agriculture or culture of the land.

Primary Contact
Lynda Gonzales
Texas Institute for Discover Education in Science
(512) 232-8345 

[email protected]

Application Information
Posting Date: August 1
Closing Date: September 15
Due Date: September 15

University of Texas at San Antonio

College of Sciences

Degree Programs
Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Ecology, and Geological Science

Primary Contact
Craig T. Jordan
Dean’s Office – College of Sciences
(210) 458-5926
[email protected]

Application Information

Posting Date: December 1
Closing Date: February 15
Due Date: February 15

Applicants are evaluated and final decisions are made by the College of Sciences Scholarship Committee. Awardees must be full-time UTSA students, majoring in the above named programs of study within the College of Sciences. Scholarships are automatically renewed for a maximum of four academic years, providing the awardee continues to meet eligibility requirements.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Degree Programs
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Primary Contact    
Cynthia Solano
Department of Institutional Advancement
(210) 450-5388 
[email protected]

Scholarship applicants must be residents of Texas and graduates of a Texas public, private, or home school program.  Scholarships are limited to students who demonstrate the intent to practice in rural communities and/or small towns in central and south Texas.

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
[email protected]

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

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

Plan your visit to San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by viewing our map.

Big Things Are Happening