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Rodeo Scholarships

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Daniel Parker Herd Scholarship:

Daniel was born in Midland, Texas on February 3, 1976, the third child and second son of Tevis and Patty Herd. He was full of life and brought joy and laughter to his family and friends. He participated in High School Rodeo and graduated from Midland High School in 1995. He was a team roper and attended Tarleton State University beginning in September 1995, where he was on the Rodeo Team. Daniel died October 30, 1999. Two of his friends from Tarleton told his parents that Daniel was the most kind and generous person they had ever known and that he brought out the best in others. Daniel's favorite scripture is Psalm 118:24 "This in the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Daniel lived his life that way; may all who enjoy the benefit of his scholarship fund remember him and do the same.

Preference is given to students who enter team roping who will participate in NIRA rodeos. The recipients must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Jordan Freeman Memorial Scholarship:

In 2010 a teamed time event scholarship rodeo was created to award scholarship money in Jordan Freeman’s name. Jordan passed on April 6, 2005 when she was only five years old. She was the daughter of Todd and Sissy Freeman. She had an older sister, Jamie and a twin brother Jarrett. At the time of her passing, she was a kindergartener at Glen Rose Elementary school in Glen Rose, TX.

In her short life she touched the lives of many. She was a member of the Pro-Youth Rodeo Association, Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association, and the Meridian Horse Show Association. She and her horse, “Fat Daddy” were leading the novice barrels in the PYRA. She and “Fat Daddy” were a real team. He could really turn the end barrel and fly home. In 2004, Jordan was the youngest person to make the top fifteen in the PYRA 8 and under flag race. She competed as a four year old most of that year and turned five during the last regular season rodeo just before the finals in September.

Jordan loved to win, but her goal was to beat her brother. She couldn’t wait to grow up and team rope with her daddy and Jarrett. “We had many rodeos in our den, the kids were champions from the day they were born in our eyes,” says Sissy, Jordan’s mom. Jordan’s last day was filled with fun and happiness. She gathered eggs in the barn, had been picked to have a speaking part in the school play, had ridden Fat Daddy and played outside in the dirt with Jarrett. “She loved playing in the dirt,” Sissy said.

The Freeman’s are proud to offer this memorial scholarship and hope the memory of their rodeo angel, Jordan, will be able to live through the successes of the Tarleton Rodeo teams. The Freeman’s hope all that visit this message will remember to live each day as it is the last and give God the glory for all success.

Town and Country Bank Scholarship:

1 - $500 scholarships for men or women of any major. Scholarship is to be distributed at $250 for fall semester and $250 for spring semester. Recipient must have graduated high school in the top 25% of his/her class, scored competitively on the ACT or SAT, and maintained a C+ or better average on all high school work. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must have a GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of the academic school year. The recipient must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Alex Price and Ruby B. Fambro Scholarship:

5 - $500 scholarships for men or women of any major. Scholarship is to be distributed at $250 for fall semester and $250 for spring semester. Recipient must have graduated high school in the top 25% of his/her class, scored competitively on the ACT or SAT, and maintained a C+ or better average on all high school work. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must have a GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of the academic school year. The recipients must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Jana Williamson Academic Scholarship:

1 - $1000 for women only of any major. Scholarship is to be distributed at $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. Recipient must have graduated high school in the top 25% of her class, scored at least a 19 on the ACT or 850 on the SAT, and maintained a B average on all high school work. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the academic school year. The recipient must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Regional Rodeo Scholarships:

Scholarships are for men and women of any major. Scholarship is to be distributed at half rate for fall and for spring semester. The recipients must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) or completing graduation requirements.

John Franks Rodeo Scholarships:

1 - $750 per year scholarship for a student who is a current N.I.R.A. rodeo participant, agricultural major, and maintains a GPA of 2.75.

Joe Fambro Rodeo Scholarship:

1 - $500 scholarship is to be distributed at $250 for fall semester and $250 for spring semester. The recipient must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Beulah Brown Scholarship:

Awarded each year that funds are available. The recipient must maintain a full-time student status (12 or more semester hours) and be an active member of the N.I.R.A. (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association).

Presidential Rodeo Scholarships:

Scholarship in various amounts for current N.I.R.A rodeo participants.

Student Services Rodeo Scholarship:

Scholarship in various amounts for current N.I.R.A rodeo participants and students completing graduation requirements.

Stall Scholarships:

Stalls at Tarleton State Rodeo practice facilities. Normal limits two stalls per recipient with value of scholarships $1000 for one stall and $1500 for two. Stalls include tack/feed rooms.

To be eligible for a Rodeo Scholarship you must fill out a scholarship application.