CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (KAUZ) - 70 Texas FFA students received $1.4 million in scholarships at the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi this week.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo leadership presented the scholarships to the deserving students on Wednesday.
"When the very first Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship was presented to a Texas FFA member in 1957, a special tradition began between two great organizations," said Joel Cowley, Show president and CEO in a press release. "Texas FFA prepares students for future success through a diverse offering of educational programs, many of which involve some facet of agriculture, and we are pleased to contribute to the development of our future leaders."
62-percent of the 2017 scholarship recipients are women and 38-percent are men. In the fall, these students will major in 31 different fields of study including agricultural economics to nutrition and biomedical engineering to pre-law.
Each scholar received a $20,000 college scholarship that is payable over four years.
City View FFA member Kaitlin Raber of Iowa Park is one of those recipients.
Newschannel 6 would like to congratulate all the scholarship winners.