I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship for the second year. This scholarship helped motivate me to get active in the my Collegiate FFA chapter right from the start of my first semester at Tarleton State. It is sometimes challenging for underclassmen to get involved in organizations since we are trying to adjust to the college atmosphere. However, I did not let that slow me down. I got active right away and learned to balance my academics and participation in the group. Thank you again for this scholarship to help with my finances in the coming semester next year.
- Elizabeth Anders, Tarleton State University
The Fort Bend County Fair scholarship means the hard work I have done in my past has rewarded me with more security and less stress in my future. Thanks to this scholarship, a good amount of my tuition and fees will be covered. The fair has given me so much and I am incredibly thankful to receive their continuous support.
- Daniela Arena, University of Texas - Dallas
This scholarship means that I had a lot of supporters and I have achieved my goals so far. I have higher goals to achieve and I look forward to striving for them. I think I have worked hard throughout the years in order to receive this and it will benefit my next chapter of education greatly.
- Macie Bean, Wharton County Jr College
Receiving the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship represents all the memories and time that was put into my participation at the fair year after year. Being chosen means that I have truly impacted an organization that has helped so many. To me, that is an amazing accomplishment which is acknowledged by being a recipient. The Fort Bend County Fair has been such a huge part of my life for the past four years, and now this scholarship will help make the next four years possible. I will forever be grateful for the fair for all it has enabled me to accomplish.
- Victoria Bernard, University of Dallas
I feel extremely blessed to have been selected to receive this scholarship. My participation in FFA and entering the Fort Bend County Fair 2017 calf scramble has changed my life for the better. I have grown as a person, student and leader over the past three years. Serving as a Junior Livestock Volunteer, showing my scramble heifer and Ag Mechanics project will always be fond memories to look back on. This scholarship will pay for a large portion of my tuition at Tarleton State University this fall and help me to pursue a degree in Animal Science and career in the veterinary field.
- Naomi Boyer, Tarleton State University
The Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship will play a positive role in helping me secure my goal of becoming a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. I have dreamed about working for the National Park Service ever since a family vacation to Carlsbad Caverns National Park when I was in eighth grade. Since that trip, my family and I have spent our summers traveling to numerous National Parks and National Monuments. With each National treasure I visit, my goal of becoming a Park Ranger seems to be a little more achievable. I want to play a positive role in preserving these amazing places for future generations to enjoy and educate the public on why we should protect the environment. Most of all, I want to inspire others to take great care of these natural wonders. This scholarship means that some of my expenses associated with attending college and earning my degree in Forest Wildlife Management will be covered.
- Bethany Bromonsky, Wharton County Jr College
The Fort Bend County Fair has always been a symbol of opportunity. Opportunity to learn, to teach, to explore and to educate our community on the industries that make our county what it is. This scholarship represents an opportunity for me to better my education and make an impact on our world. Without the generosity of the Fort Bend County Fair and all the hard work they put in to preparing the youth of our community for the future, I would not be as prepared as I am today to continue taking on the challenges presented to me in this new chapter of my life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and for the constant hometown support, even when I am four hours away at school.
- Rylie Brown, Tarleton State University
My family and I are very appreciative of the Fort Bend County Scholarship I have been awarded. Having grown up and participated in Fort Bend County my whole life, it is exciting to see my hometown county giving back to incoming college students such as myself. This scholarship money will be essential to help pay for my college tuition at Texas A&M University. I am very thankful to receive this scholarship and will work hard to positively represent Fort Bend County with my successes.
- Ethan Castaneda, Texas A&M University
Receiving the Fort Bend County Fair scholarship means I can pursue my educational goals and dreams. Showing an animal at the fair allowed me to learn and develop skills that I can use and apply to my future career. I am thankful to receive this scholarship. With this scholarship, I will be attending Texas A&M University, majoring in animal science.
- Kassidi Davis, Texas A&M University
I am so grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship. I was involved in the Fort Bend County Fair for 10 years and have learned so many skills that will benefit me later in life. After attending Texas A&M for a year, I know that financial expenses are a burden. This scholarship will help me so much financially. Thank you, Fort Bend County Fair, for this opportunity.
- Grace Demny, Texas A&M University
Receiving the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship is so exciting. I have truly enjoyed growing up with and participating in the fair. This scholarship will allow me follow my dreams attending Tarleton State University pursuing the Animal Science Degree - Pre-Veterinary program. I hope to return to the area to practice Veterinary Medicine and give back to the Fair as a supporter in the future. This money will go a long way in helping to finance my education. Thank you to the committee for this opportunity and I feel very blessed to accept the Scholarship.
- Jenna Evans, Tarleton State University
This scholarship is giving me the opportunity to make a difference in the future. Being able to receive this from FBCF helps me in ways that are unexplainable. Not only is this scholarship helping me with my education, but it will be one of the reasons I’ll be able to succeed within my career.
- Alyssa Fisher, Texas A&M University
My association with the Fort Bend County Fair over these last four years, starting with my first pig, my sophomore year in FFA, and commencing with last year’s Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship ceremony, has been remarkable. The assistance that these scholarships have provided me, motivates me to strive for greater success in my college education. I now go into my second year with the ease of mind, that financially, nothing stands in my way. I am truly grateful for this organization, and what it stands for.
- Cynthia Flores, Tarleton State University
This scholarship means so much to me! I am so grateful that I was able to participate in the Fort Bend County Fair and learn so much from my experiences raising and showing my animals. The Fair Association has been so generous to this community and I am so thankful to be a recipient of this scholarship. It will definitely help to relieve some of the financial burden of obtaining my degree from Texas A&M.
- Makenzie Flowe, Texas A&M University
As a recipient of the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship, it means to me that the community I’ve grown up in sees my potential for success and wants to support me in my future endeavors. The county fair has always been a symbol of community; the county comes together once a year to celebrate those who work so diligently to ensure we are safe, and to appreciate the good that our people do. I am so blessed to have been chosen for this scholarship and I cannot wait to see what great things the future has in store for me.
- Abigail Garza, Texas A&M University
Receiving this scholarship is a blessing, number one. It is a token of appreciation from God, and I am very honored. The hard work has really paid off, especially from my family and friends who have supported me from the very beginning. I am extremely thankful for all the help and support towards my education. This is just the beginning of something grand.
- Deisy Garza, Texas A&M University
To me, this scholarship means so much more than just a simple economic benefit. It is not just simple dollar sign. It is an opportunity. An opportunity to what? An opportunity to continue my education and thus enabling me to continue to grow as a person. Education allows one to open up more of the human mind in order to be better able to give more to the community. My education in Texas A&M University will allow me to do just that. Along with this opportunity of growth, this scholarship is, to my belief at least, a symbol of the community’s trust in me and my capacity. The community of Fort Bend County trust me to continue to strive and grow in College Station. I will not disappoint. I’ve never given up regardless of how daunting a task looks and I don’t plan to do so any time soon. I would like to take a minute to thank all of my family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have had such a meaningful impact on my life and have truly shaped me into the person that I am today. I wouldn’t be here without each and every single one of you. But above all, thank you Fort Bend County.
- Eutimio Garza, Texas A&M University
Being awarded the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship means the world to me. Earning this scholarship puts me one step closer to achieving my goals. It makes attending Texas Tech a reality and is the start to my next chapter. I plan to major in Animal Science with a focus in Pre-Vet. I hope to later attend vet school to become a large animal veterinarian.
- Kimber Gertson, Texas Tech University
Receiving the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship means so much to me. All of the support I have received from the fair association is truly amazing, and I love that I can be a part of such a great community. I appreciate everything the fair association offers to me, and I am so glad to receive support for my college education.
- Ryan Hartfiel, Texas A&M University
The Fort Bend County Fair has provided endless opportunities for me to be fully immersed into this life I so love. From showing my four pigs, to being crowned Fair Queen, and riding in the Ring of Fire, the fair has never failed to be my home away from home. As I step into this new chapter of my life, I am so thankful to receive this scholarship to help me afford my future studies to become a veterinarian.
- Zoë Holden, Tarleton State University
I cannot be more appreciative for receiving this scholarship. This scholarship means the hard work has really paid off, especially from my family who have supported me from the beginning. The scholarship, for me, is not the end but just the beginning. My ultimate goal is to become a physician, and this scholarship is the first step in getting there. I will be attending the University of Houston in the Fall and majoring in Biology.
- Jordan Holub, University of Houston
I am very grateful to have been chosen as a recipient for the 2020 Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship. Ever since I began showing goats at the Fort Bend County Fair, the organization has always held a special place in my heart, and to be recognized by them for a scholarship is truly amazing. This scholarship is a representation and acknowledgment of my hard work over the years, and I know that the FBCF Scholarship will bring me closer to my lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian.
- Aaryanna Jones, Texas A&M University
I am so grateful to receive the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship this year and to know that my hard work has been recognized. Being able to show and be a part of The Fort Bend County Fair has allowed me to grow so much over the past few years and I am thankful for their continued support as I start my college career.
- Haley Knecht, Wharton County Jr College
The Fort Bend County Fair has been a part of my life since even before I was born, as both sides of my family have been involved in the fair for many decades. So, being recognized with a scholarship from the organization that has contributed so much to my personal growth in agriculture is significant. I am grateful that with the support of this scholarship, I can continue to pursue my passion at Texas A&M University to eventually make an impact in the agriculture industry.
- Jenna Le Blanc, Texas A&M University
Being a part of RPHS FFA, showing animals at Fort Bend County Fair, and receiving a scholarship from Fort Bend County Fair is a significant part of my future. I will be a Lumberjack at Stephen F. Austin State University and plan on earning a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Development Production. This scholarship will assist me in becoming a public-school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor to teach today’s youth the ideals of hard work and compassion for animals and the environment. I want to pass on the most rewarding experience you can give a kid, such as raising an animal for future Fort Bend County Fairs.
- Kaylee McClanahan, Stephen F. Austin State University
It is a great honor to receive the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship. The fair has been a great part of my life throughout the years. It has taught me many lessons of leadership, responsibility, and humility. It was a great privilege to participate in livestock shows, the exceptional rodeo, and many other fair activities and competitions. I will cherish these precious memories in years to come as this chapter comes to a close. Thank you FBCF Association members for all of your continued support.
- Morgan McVey, Sam Houston State University
I am truly honored to be one of the recipients of the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo Scholarship of 2020. Earning this scholarship validates all the hard work I have done over the last four years in terms of raising my animals and my academic achievements. It means so much to me to be able to have this scholarship to help me in my college endeavors. I will make sure to uphold the expectations set from receiving this scholarship and make the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship Committee proud.
- Layton Meyer, Texas A&M University
Being a recipient of this scholarship means the absolute world to me. I have been looking forward to college ever since my freshman year in high school, and this scholarship will greatly help me step closer to that dream. Growing up while showing livestock in the Fort Bend County Fair will be something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I have learned about responsibility and humility through this experience. I look forward to returning to the fair to give back to the following generations just as so many people have given to me. I fully believe that if someone shows you kindness, it is your duty to pay it forward which I will strive to do in my everyday life. I will be attending the Texas A&M University College of Engineering this fall to major in general engineering. From there, I hope to study either aerospace or biomedical engineering.
- Abbey Myska, Texas A&M University
First, I would like to thank the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo for my Scholarship. I have been going to the FBCF for as long as I can remember. I was born in the County and grew up here. I remember as a small kid all the animals and just wanted to pet them. The Fair has always been that thing I did every year with my family. I am blessed and I will always cherish the time I spent both not only as a spectator but also a participant at the FBCF. This scholarship means a lot to me. It will help defer part of my College registration and books at Blinn University. It has given me an opportunity to seek my dreams in College in getting a degree in Animal Science production and finally graduating from A&M University. I made a lot of friends and really got up close and personal with the animals. This last year (my senior year) I raised a pig. Now that was an experience! I had to get up early to feed before school and feed and train after school. I sure learned a lot of responsibility. My FFA chapter at George Ranch High School helped me in so many ways in growing up and got me ready for showing my pig.
- Victoria Nelson, Blinn Jr College
Being selected as a recipient of the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship gives me the opportunity to help make my dreams come true! With this scholarship I will be able to achieve my goals of becoming a large animal veterinarian and giving back to my community by helping FFA students and others through their animals. This scholarship also allows my family and I to be more financially confident with me going away for college in the fall. Thank you for helping to give me this opportunity.
- Makenzie Norden, West Texas A&M University
I am very honored and humbled to receive the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship for the second year. The fair has been an important part of my life since I was 9 years old. It provided me the opportunity to raise and show livestock and to volunteer helping others. The life lessons gained have influenced who I am today. I learned the importance of hard work, being humble and the importance of serving others. My compassion to serve others influenced my decision to become a teacher. It has been a year since I left the show ring for the last time. This past year was my first year in college and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you, Fort Bend County Fair, for providing me this opportunity!
- Tristan Novosad, Wharton County Jr College
I am honored to be a recipient of the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship. This scholarship means a lot to me because it has given me the opportunity to pursue my post-secondary education without worrying about my family's current financial situation. I plan to use my education to ultimately help others and give back to my community. I am very grateful to the Fort Bend County Fair Association for providing me with this amazing opportunity.
- Emmanuel Ogu, University of Texas - Austin
For the last four years of my life I have been a part of the Fort Bend County Fair. Throughout the numerous animals I have shown and the volunteer committees I have been on I am nothing but thankful to our county fair. Receiving this scholarship shows that to be devoted and passionate towards your goals unfolds in appreciative ways. Now, my dream career is a possibility, and in the near future a reality; all thanks to the support of the Fort Bend County Fair.
- Clayton Padgett, Sam Houston State University
I am so grateful to be a recipient of the Fort Bend County Fair Association 2020 Scholarship! This organization has made a huge impact on my family, for generations, in amazing ways over many years. This scholarship will help my family more than words can describe, and I will be forever thankful to the FBCFA. The scholarship means greater opportunity for me and will help me tremendously in my educational future. Thank you!
- Sydney Plemons, Texas A&M University
Most of all, the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship means that my hard work has paid off. However, while that may sound like the finish line, it is only the beginning. As I move on to higher education, I will use the resources I’ve been given to work towards my goals. While my plans for the future will inevitably shift and change along the way, I am grateful to have been awarded this scholarship as I will work to serve as a reflection of the opportunities that it grants.
- Rachel Poche, University of Texas - Dallas
The Fort Bend County Fair has been an event that has been one of the biggest events I’ve participated in for the past 10 years. Year after year I have been fortunate enough to exhibit a livestock project at the county fair. The Ft. Bend fair has given me many opportunities and opened many doors for me for my future that will stay with me forever. In all my success, the scholarship awarded to me was yet another achievement that the Fort bend has given to me and I could be more appreciative for this opportunity. It’s now time to embark on my own journey, and with the aid the Fort Bend County Fair has given me throughout the years, I will be able to make my dreams reality in which I will forever be grateful.
- Kelton Poe, Blinn Jr College
With the financial help of the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship, I will be continuing my education at Blinn College, majoring in Agriculture Science to become a future Ag teacher. This scholarship is an open door for my future and success. I am very thankful to be offered such a great scholarship that supports my future plans.
- Cambrie Reinhardt, Blinn Jr College
The Fort Bend County Scholarship has huge meaning to me; I have adored the Fort Bend County Fair since I moved here in 2nd grade. From just going for the carnival to showing, rodeoing, and participating in Livestock Judging events, I have spent quite a bit of my time at the fair. The fair really helped me find my “crowd” in high school and has brought me many friends and taught me many lessons. Being awarded this scholarship is heartwarming knowing that the association I’ve been a part of for so many years will continue to help me throughout my college experience. Thank you, Fort Bend County Fair Association!
- Karleigh Schlicht, Texas State University
Going into my second year of college, winning this scholarship means many things especially being able to help my parents financially. It also opens many doors for new opportunities as I am able to join other organizations to get more involved as one of my goals for the upcoming year. I am very appreciative for the Fort Bend County Fair and for having the chance to increase my overall college experience.
- Lauren Sulak, Texas A&M University
This scholarship means a whole lot to me. I have spent most of my years raising my animals for the Fort Bend County Fair and have showed here since 4th grade. Having the fair award and recognize me for my accomplishments means a lot. Additionally, the money will be so helpful to my parents and I as I am the 3rd child to go to college and this will help pay for some of the expenses. I want to thank the Fort Bend County Fair for this opportunity and I will still continue to support the Fort Bend County Fair in their effort for the community.
- Allison Talbott, Sam Houston State University
I am so grateful for this scholarship because it will allow me to attend Texas A&M University. This money will greatly support my endeavor in becoming a veterinarian, a dream which is quite expensive to attain. I can’t wait to start my college career. I am hopeful it leads me to my dream job, so I can aid and give back to animals who have always been kind and supportive towards me. I appreciate this recognition, thank you so much!
- Sophia Terez, Texas A&M University
I am so thankful for receiving the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship. I have spent many of my years growing up attending the fair as well as a large number of them showing steers and goats during the event. The Fair has always meant the world to me, but receiving this is such an honor and privilege! This money will allow me to accomplish my dream of attending Texas A&M University and pursuing my degree in Data Science.
- Kyler Teykl, Wharton County Jr College
Receiving this scholarship is an absolute honor and a great achievement. I have been showing livestock at the Fort Bend County Fair since I was eight years old, which makes this scholarship very valuable to me. To me this scholarship means that all of my hard work over the years has paid off and I will be able to go to college where I plan on earning a degree in Agricultural Education.
- Cassidy Tiemann, Blinn Jr College
The receiving of this scholarship will help me pursue my education by helping cover some of the costs. In order to succeed in college, I will need to afford textbooks, lab expenses, housing, and other necessary resources. College is a very expensive form of education, but I do not want that to hinder me from continuing my education to a higher level. This scholarship will also allow me to be more focused in my studies due to it helping lessen the impact of costs. I will not have to take out as many loans, which helps in my future with less debt to pay off. This also will allow me to further my learning by being more hands-on and not so focused on the money. I do not plan to get a job my first year of college because I will need to adjust to a new environment and style of living. Therefore, I will be able to focus my time and energy on studying and succeeding in my education. By receiving this scholarship, I know that I am one step closer to financially being able to achieve and pursue my goals. This scholarship is not only lifting off some of my financial burden, but also bring me more possible opportunities.
- Megan Vacek, Texas A&M University
Growing up I have always had a dream of raising any type of livestock animal for the local fair. When I would drive by the high school and see the ag barn out in the back, I would imagine myself in that ag barn when I start high school. With that dream in place and a whole lot of passion I made that dream come true. Thanks to the Fort Bend County Fair for being the main part for having this dream come true. If we were to not have the Fort Bend County Fair, we would not have the amazing agriculture related experience some of us have acquired since we were little kids. For me, the Fort Bend County Fair has helped grow my passion for agriculture over the past four years of high school by giving me the opportunity to raise pigs, gain volunteer experience by helping at the Exceptional Rodeo, and of course making friendships along the way. With this scholarship it will help make my life long dreams of becoming a veterinarian become a reality by attending Texas A&M University in the fall. Thanks, and Gig’em, Fort Bend County Fair.
- Bryce Vanek, Texas A&M University
Thank you to the Fort Bend County Fair Association for honoring me with this scholarship! The Fair Association is helping me pursue my education at the University of Houston where I am an engineer major who hopes to later build agriculturally sustainable communities. The Fort Bend County Fair helped me ignite my passion for agriculture, and now, I share the same goal as the fair: promote and protect agriculture. Thank you for helping my dreams come true!
- Jillian Voehl, University of Houston
I am extremely blessed and grateful to receive the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship for the 2nd year. The Fort Bend County Fair Association continues to support the endeavors of young individuals such as myself through monetary support that lays the foundation for a successful future. This scholarship is a true Godsend that allows me to feel financially secure and independent regarding my future ventures. Without the support and backing of the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship I would not be where I am today.
- Kane Wieghat, Blinn Jr College
As the Fort Bend County Fair has shaped me into the person I am today, I am so honored to receive this scholarship. The fair has always been a part of my childhood and it can now continue to be a part of my new adventures in adulthood. This scholarship will help me greatly as I begin college and head off to nursing school. I am extremely proud and so very thankful to have been a part of such a wonderful organization.
- Kyla Wieghat, Wharton County Jr College
The Fort Bend County Fair was a huge part of my life growing up. My family and I dedicated many hours working towards the Fair, and I was able to gain many life experiences that I have been able to bring to Texas A&M University with me. To me, the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship is a great reminder that everyone involved with the Fair appreciated my hard work and, and is rooting for me to succeed in my further endeavors. Fort Bend County is an amazing place to be from, and this Scholarship shows that there will always be a community of support behind me wherever life plans on taking me. Thank you, Fort Bend County Fair for your support! Gig’em!
- Carson Yanta, Texas A&M University
I am extremely honored to have received the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship twice. These scholarships mean a great deal to me as they allow me to continue to pursue my degree in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin. The funds help me to further my education while also allowing me an opportunity to learn to provide for myself by finding means of paying my own college tuition. Seeing the organization acknowledge my hard work is very humbling and has also pushed me to work harder at school when pursuing my degree so that one day I can give back to both the community that helped raise me and also the organization that chose to invest in me and my future.
- Jonathan Yuan, University of Texas - Austin