The deadline to apply for scholarships offered by the North Texas Fair and Rodeo is being extended to July 1, according to officials.
The one-month extension will allow graduating seniors interested in applying for scholarships ample time to do so, said Nanci Kimmey, an executive assistant with the North Texas Fair and Rodeo.
“With so much going on and school getting out ... it was just bad timing and we wanted to ensure that everyone had the opportunity, that all eligible students had the opportunity to submit an application for scholarships,” she said.
Graduating seniors living in Denton County who will be attending a junior college or university are eligible to apply.
Among the scholarships being offered are the 2014 Scholarship Program, which includes $1,000 per each semester for a student’s first year enrolled in college, and the Bob C. Powers Program, which includes a payout of $2,000 over two semesters.
According to Kimmey, several previous scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue agriculture-related college majors and have also come back to volunteer at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo.
“These are substantial scholarships, and we want to make sure everybody knows ... and has the opportunity to apply,” Kimmey said. “We’re just very blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to offer scholarships to these students so that they can start pursuing their goals in life.
“I would just like to encourage everybody to apply for both scholarships.”
For more details on eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit http://bit.ly/SbEokD.
BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876 and via Twitter at @BritneyTabor.