The Starr County Fair Association awards up to thirteen (13) scholarships to Starr County graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves as Fair exhibitors, in their academic studies, as well as demonstrated leadership roles in their schools, communities, and the Starr County Fair.
One scholarship in the amount of $3000 is awarded to the top ranking applicant, one $2000 scholarship to second ranking applicant, one $1500 scholarship to the third ranking applicant, and ten $1000 scholarships to the next highest ranking applicants. Each school is guaranteed one scholarship provided the recipient meets the qualifying criteria. Recipients will receive their scholarship award in two payments, one half during the first college semester and the other half during the second college semester upon receipt of proof of college enrollment after the college’s census date. Instructions on how to claim scholarships will be provided to the recipients in the spring.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1. Must be a resident of Starr County and graduating from an accredited high school in 2020.
2. Must have exhibited projects at the Starr County Fair at least three of the following years, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Applicants who plan to exhibit projects in 2020 must submit a statement to that effect signed by the adult supervising the project(s).
3. Must submit a current official school transcript which indicates that all sections of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) have been passed, grade point average, class ranking, and scores on the SAT and/or ACT.