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Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship FundA contribution to the Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction and Big Tex Scholarship Program fully benefits Texas scholars. The State Fair of Texas, as an organization, pays for 100% of all associated expenses, overhead, administration, and costs. Your investment directly supports Texas students from across the state.
The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. Since its establishment in 1992, the Big Tex Scholarship Program has awarded more than $16.1 million in new college scholarships to more than 3,000 students. In 2022, 119 Youth Livestock Scholarship Awards were presented to high school seniors from across the state who exhibited their 4-H or FFA projects at the State Fair of Texas. An additional 77 awards were presented to graduating seniors from six neighboring Dallas ISD high schools, and two awards were presented to Seasonal Employees of the State Fair of Texas. All Big Tex scholars attend colleges or universities across the Lone Star State.
As a historic institution that aims to celebrate all aspects of the Lone Star State, the Fair recognizes the wide range of colleges and universities our state has to offer, as well as the importance of access to higher education for all. With so many top-notch Texas colleges, the Fair strives to enable as many students as possible with the opportunity to attend one of these schools to pursue their dreams. In addition to fundraisers throughout the year, like the State Fair of Texas 24-day event, your donation helps us continue our mission of supporting education by awarding new college scholarships each year. Donate