|STARR COUNTY FAIR
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2014
The Starr County Fair Association annually awards up to ten 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
One scholarship in the amount of $2000 is awarded to the top ranking applicant, one $1500
scholarship to second ranking applicant, and eight $1000 scholarships to worthy applicants.
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. Will graduate from a Starr County High School in 2014.
2. Must have exhibited projects at the Starr County Fair Association at least three of the following
years, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Applicants who plan to exhibit projects in 2014 must submit a
statement to that effect signed by the adult supervising the project(s).
3. Must submit a current official school transcript which shall indicate that all section of the TAKS
have been passed, grade point average, class ranking, and scores on the SAT and/or ACT.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 5, 2014. Completed applications must be
mailed to the Starr County Fair Association, P.O. Box 841, Rio Grande City, Texas, 78582. The
Starr County Fair Association will not accept hand delivered applications.
The Starr County Fair Association Scholarship Committee uses the following criteria and point
values to evaluate each application:
CATEGORY POINT VALUE
Academics and Essay 35
Fair Projects 35
Honors and Awards 10
Leadership Activities 10
Community Involvement 10
TOTAL POINTS 100
Important: A minimum score of 70 points is needed to be considered for a scholarship.
If applicant has questions and/or needs clarification concerning any part of the application
process, please contact Ruben Saenz, Scholarship Committee Chairman, at (956) 735‐1379.
SAVE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THESE TWO PAGES FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. DO
NOT INCLUDE THEM WITH THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
International Bank of Commerce will sponsor a reception honoring the 2014
Starr County Youth Fair Queen, scholarship winners, and Logo Contest winner, as well as
buyers, directors, and volunteers.
This annual dinner is a major event of the fair, recognizing those that help make the fair what it is,
a time to recognize youth and those who support their success. This year’s dinner is
set for Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 at IBC in Rio Grande City.