About the Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Program
Due to the vision and management of funds of the leaders and volunteers of the Bell County Youth Fair and Bell County PRCA Rodeo, the scholarship program was kicked off in the spring of 2008 with $20,500 in scholarships being handed out to Bell County seniors.
In the last three years, $74,500 in scholarships have been handed out to students who have shown commitment to the Bell County Youth Fair, their FFA, 4H and/or FCCLA clubs, and to their community.
The Bell County Youth Fair is the largest county fair in the state of Texas. Total exhibitors and projects in the Bell County Youth Fair continue to grow year after year, as does the number of eligible scholarship recipients. In 2010, over 2,000 Bell County students participated in the fair, representing 6,400 projects. There are also over 2,000 volunteers yearly who freely give their time to make the event a success.
All proceeds raised for the scholarship program go directly into the hands of a Bell County senior. The scholarship amounts and selection process are specifically tailored to be life-changing; the program targets those exceptional Bell County students that may not be able to attend college without substantial financial help.
The applicants for the Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Program continue to grow, and currently only a handful of eligible students are selected to receive funds. With the continued support and success of the Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas Ball, the Bell County PRCA Rodeo, and donations from local businesses and organizations, the scholarship program will continue to grow and impact the lives of some of the most remarkable students in Bell County. Thank you for your support!