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Youth Scholarship Program

Established in 1992, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 1,800 students for a total of more than $8.7 million. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors around the state of Texas who have participated in competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair, as well as graduating seniors from five Dallas Independent School District high schools in the Fair Park area. Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA while working towards a degree at a Texas college or university.

Pete Schenkel Scholarships

Honoring its past Chairman Pete Schenkel each year, the State Fair of Texas awards multiple $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants from the following Fair Park-area high schools: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.


Youth Livestock Scholarships

The State Fair of Texas awards $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants who have competed in specific competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair. Scholarships are given to applicants who are graduating from a Texas high school and are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas college or university.

2016 Scholarship Application

The deadline has passed for 2016 scholarship application submission. 2017 scholarship applications will be available online starting September 30, 2016. Please check back at this time for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

 

2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Recipients

Pete Schenkel Scholarship Recipients

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
Erin Adams
Esmeralda Alejo
Alicia Allen
Angelica Escorza
Denise Garcia-Balderas
Karen Gonzalez
Tramondranique Hawkins
Sarahi Hernandez Valencia
Kimberly Herrera
Katherine Larios
Aloma Lopez
Hazel Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Natalia Mata
Mariela Medina
Maria Mendoza
Rosa Mendoza
Linh Pham
Gizehv Ramirez
Madison Shubert
Beatriz Vaquera

James Madison High School
LaTracia Bell
Dorothy Bryant
Melvin Craddock, Jr.
Angel Cruz
Jonathan Elliott
Debrciya Everette
Shatara Flentroy
Terry Love
Shaniya Lynch
Jasmine McCarthy
Rodrigo Salazar
Keuntis Small

Lincoln High School
Kayla Bobo
Laquianshie Bonner
Robert Craddock
Twantanisha Derrough
Felicia George
Trinidad Hernandez
Kalisha Hines
Kenneth Hoskins
Breanna Jackson
Angel Jenkins
Darnesha Johnson
Kewona-Labria Jones
Tania Mejia Rodriguez
Jabari Richardson
Dequavia Simpson
Kiara Simpson
LaShasta Smith
Alexis Washington
Frederica Williams
Caleb Young

North Dallas High School
Melissa Calderon
Sharae Campbell
Kaitlyn Contreras
Itzel Estrada
Julio Garcia
Lori Garcia
Jennifer Hernandez
Isael Longoria
Luz Macias
Danny Nguyen
Shayla Nguyen
Brenda Soria
Heidi Subiza
Sade Varnado
Annie Vo
Gustavo Zamarripa

Woodrow Wilson High School
Alissa Amaro
Julia Aves
Ruth Blaker
Andrew DeRouen
Madeline Devine
Hutton England
Vaughn Ferron
Gabriella Hernandez
Paola Hernandez
Gabriel Jankovsky
David Juan
Konstadinos Labos
Cole Martinez
Lissete Mendez
Georgie Osgood
Alexandra Patton
Adina Smirin
Snigdha Srivastava
Michael Tepera
Yuel Tesfu
Annalyse Zotos

Youth Livestock Scholarship Recipients

Bailey Baade
Morgan Baethge
Rylee Barber
Brittany Beggs
Kassidy Bego
Brielle Bobo
Sonny Bohannon
Reagan Brashears
Jessica Brown
Natalie Brown
Kennadee Buchanan
Jaci Burgin
Emily Bush
Hannah Celella
Ian Cobb
Amber Compton
Hailey Cooper
Rebecca Craig
Sarah Crum
Megan Day
Alyssa Denson
Ryan Earp
Aspen Eaton
Delynne Freelove
Morgan Friesenhahn
Cheyenne Gamangasso
Clayton Garrett
Cooper Gilliland
Colby Gipson
Kaily Graham
Mackenzie Gramling
Hope Halfmann
Alexandria Harrell
Payton Harrell
Callie Hawkins
Hannah Hawkins
Lauren Hayes
Chase Heffernan
Case Hendrix
Shayla Holland
Charles Hoppe
Jacob Irvin
Casey Jennings
Katherine Jones
Kristin Keally
Tanner Keeton
Reagan Langemeier
Colton Leopold
Payton Lipsey
Laney Lord
Catherine Luft
Cathryn Macaluso
Kyle Malaer
Lyndsi Marquart
Kolbi Martin
Victoria Martin
Conner McKinzie
Danielle McMillen
Haley Merrithew
Ashley Merritt
Garrett Meurer
Aaron Milligan
Payton Miner
Tarah Moore
Rayanne Muenich
Benjamin Murphy
Dylan Pacetti
Faith Parum
Kylie Patterson
Annie Perez
Taylor Perryman
Johnna Pieniazek
Maggie Pipkin
Mackenzie Powell
Haylon Powers
Jeyson Price
Courtlyn Ranly
Kelley Ranly
Caitlin Reed
Hollyann Roach
Flint Roberts
Jenna Roth
Brooke Rudder
Amelia Rutherford
J.D. Schnitker
Kodi Schroeder
Mayson Schulze
Kodie Sears
Heather Shaw
Will Shaw
Cole Shawn
Shae Shodrock
Ryan Smith
Menzi Spiller
Sarah Spradlin
Tanner Stefka
Stephanie Stokes
Addison Stuver
William Sullivan
Erin Supak
Lindsey Tarby
Morgan Thomas
Jacob Traylor
Lyric Waugh
Carson Wienecke
Ashley Wilde
Katherine Wilganowski
Paige Williams
Savannah Wood
Hagan Wright
Hannah Wunderlich

2016 State Fair of Texas Pete Schenkel Scholarship Renewals

Abilene Christian University
Shelby Patterson

Austin College
BreAnna Aikins
Emma Chalott Barron
Karla Herrera Gutierrez
Yasmin Renteria

Baylor University
Daisy Garcia

Eastfield College
DeMarcus Johnson
Tichina Jones

El Centro College
Layth Kal

Mountain View College
Richard Williams

North Lake Community College
Brooke Peek

Our Lady of the Lake University
Sandra Vazquez

Prairie View A&M University
Teaira Barber

Rice University
Gabriel Ortuno

Sam Houston State University
Jamilex Carreno
D’Quavian Powell

Southern Methodist University
Kayla Finstein
Andrew Henery
Brian Monroy
Clarisa Torres
Miguel Velasco
Raviola Wenno

St. Edward’s University
Nia Delmast
Carina Diaz
Brenda Duran

Stephen F. Austin State University
Rakeshia Wines

Texas A&M University – College Station
Ja’Mes Atkins
Lauren Camarillo
Guadalupe Florencio
Crystal Garcia
Gage Hendrix
Yerania Hernandez
Patrick Kennedy
Blake Norrid

Texas A&M University – Commerce
Aaron Williford

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Chloe Carroll

Texas Christian University
Christy Tovar
Tafari Witter

Texas Lutheran University
Marquise Gates

Texas Southern University
Kerinne Mendoza

Texas State University
Shannon Barthelemy
Gabrielle DeRouen
Zane Wittrock

Texas Tech University
Cathryn Gibbs
Audrey Kinast

Texas Woman’s University
Janetci Arevalo
Daniela Chaparro
Pamela Chavez
Jacqueline Fields
Shiesha McGue
Yolanda Nguyen
Alexus Petty
Alexis White
Karen Zamora

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Taylor Wright

University of North Texas
Amairani Gomez
Cynthia Martinez
Luis Najar
Abigail Rivera
Emanuel Velazquez

University of Texas – Arlington
Ashley Arias
Madison Aza
Marizabel Garza
Cierra Thomas

University of Texas – Austin
Taylor Bolden
Erin Choi
Michaela Durman
Grant Garcia
Graeme Hamilton
Daisy Hernandez
Joana Jardon
Caroline Jordan
Kasim Kabbara
Cameron Kurzner
Taylor Murray
Shayla Myers
Meaghan O’Connor
Jesus Ramirez
Jennifer Rodriguez
Drew Scherger
Leslie Scherger
Erin Shilling
Breanna Simpson
Ilana Smirin

University of Texas – Dallas
Cassandra Gonzalez Alarcon
Maria May
Joanne Nguyen
Cassandra Rangel
Andrea Rivera
Consuelo Rojas
Cristian Sanchez
Kevin Soto

 

2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Scholarship Renewals

Angelo State University
Shelby Crockett
Tyler Davidson
Shaylan Edwards
Taylor Howard
James Short

Baylor University
Junelyn Gamao

Blinn College
Hadley Baker
Mattie Cochran
Jennifer Crowl
Landon Eldridge
Holly Halfmann
William Hussey
Haley Rector
Mackenzie Spisak
Kasie Vestal

Clarendon College
Kathrine Adams
Rachel Evenson
Kenna Faulkenberry
Brayden Hawkins
Thackary Mayer
Taylor Swinson

Grayson County College
Kalinn Rohre

Palo Alto College
Amy Moran
Braden Tondre

Sam Houston State University
Karissa Gant
Emily Mullins
Samantha Woods

South Plains College
Gary Bostick
William McCleery
Sterling Scott
Quinton Whitfield

Stephen F. Austin State University
Hillary Swor

Tarleton State University
Robert Allen
Kolton Beeler
Paige Bowling
Richard DeMoss
Hannah Gaddy
Kaitlin Harris
Cade Hart
Danielle Heater
Robin Hicks
Madeline Little
Joseph Macon
Wyatt Maher
Kylie Manning
Jena McCall
Joshua Muehlstein
Caleb Murphy
Joshua Murphy
Cameron Price
Michaela Scott
Madison Stout
William Vinson
Rebekah Wagner
Shelby Womack

Texas A&M University – College Station
Victoria Abner
Kaitlyn Alba
Emily Alford
Audrey Anderson
Leah Bauer

Kylie Bennett
Caroline Brennan
Hannah Burrough
Robert Carroll
Scott Chachere
Patrick Clay
Hannah Debner
John Derry
Madison DeWinne
Hailey Drerup
Ashton Dunkel
Dillon Elder
Paul Exley
Emily Foreman
Joelle Foster
Cody Garrett
Jimmie Gee
Rachel Gibbs
Haven Giglotti
Courtney Gipson
Madison Gramling
Whitney Green
John-Michael Grunseich
Christen Harris
Trayse Heater
Dakota Heathcock
Callie Henly
Sydney Herring
Haley Herzog
Jordan Hevner
Adam Hoff
Carly Hoffmann
Jeb Hogan
Maddison Holder
Rachel Hood
Devon Jackson
Benjamin Johnson
Kline Jones
Lauren Kilpatrick
Kathryn Klumb
Cameron Knight
Paige Kosub
Tamra Kott
Elaine Lochte
Lakyn Lucio
Shea Mackey
Emily Mahalitc
Meredith Masi
Anna Maulsby
Cody May
Victoria Merryfield
Cheyanne Millican
Tyler Monroe
Sarah Muehlstein
Mykayla Mullins
Taylor Muzny
Amanda Nash
Laramie Naumann
Henry Nelson
Micah Newton
Emmali Pankonien
Casey Parish
Amber Patricio
Richard Pearson
Braeden Pittman
Rexanna Powers
Jessica Puente
Callie Rainosek
Kyle Ramsey
Grant Read
Robert Ruffin
Brittany Sanders
Rebecca Seigman
Baylee Smith
Sevanna Stewart
Amy Stoermer
Emily Stovall
Danielle Thompson
Trevor Vaughn
Ty Wilson
William Wolf
Cheyenne Zaiontz
Texas A&M University – Commerce
Corie Rettig

Texas A&M University – Galveston
Mintie Betts

Texas A&M University – Kingsville
William Robert

Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Alexandria Foster

Texas Lutheran University
David Germann

Texas State University
Hayley Fowler
Kelli Tiemann

Texas Tech University
Austin Adams
Hayley Bates
Brooke Blum
Shelby Bradshaw
Walker Carson
Brooke Chilcutt
Dalton Cooper
Darbie Cooper
Dakota Crissman
Benjamin Duvall
Ashleigh Frost
Brody Halfmann
Hannah Halfmann
Hadley Hatler
Abby Hill
Hunter Howard
Thomas Jennings
Kaylynn Kiker
Pierce Lancaster
Tate Leatherwood
Jake McMillin
Paden Ortega
Cole Perkins
Kenneth Ruland
Brylie Schaefer
Keeley Sears
Colton Shackelford
Jordan Smith
Justana Tate
Jaci Tischler
Audrey Turner
Chelsi Vineyard
Huntor Watson
Chelsey Weems
Alec Winfrey
Bryce Winfrey
Stefanie Wolf

Texas Woman’s University
Lydia Zimmerer

Tyler Junior College
Kalyn Johnson
Ross Thorn

University of Texas – Tyler
Zachary Finch

Weatherford College
Cala Holder

West Texas A&M University
Brice Boyd
Micah Davidson
Kelsey Hutton
Jarrett Mackie
Marilyn Standlee

 

2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship College Graduates

Angelo State University
Kelsi Schmidt

Austin College
Erika Zapata

El Centro College
Maria Martinez

St. Edward’s University
Audrey Acevedo

Texas A&M University – College Station
Kaitlin Alexander
Kyle Brown
Katrina Buerger
Katharyn Camp
Harly Durbin
Dulcie Fields
Katie Garrett
Kelly Garrett
Klaryssa Gutierrez

Garrett Hancock
Bailee McDonald
Caleb Shirley
Ronald Snyder
Mikala Tondre
Kaylie Walker
Elizabeth Wishert

Texas Tech University
Scotta Faulkenberry
Mitchell Gregory
Allie Hicks
Jacob Muehlstein
Taylor Shackelford
Taylor Turner
Kirby Vineyard
Holton Westbrook

University of North Texas
Angelica Aguilar

University of Texas – Austin
Alexander Alfonso
KaBriesha Barber
Augustus Miller
Stephen Slaughter
Terry-Ann Wellington

University of the Incarnate Word
Susy Rodriguez

West Texas A&M University
Charlotte Dozier
Blake Vineyard