Racks and Tusks is a non-profit organization that raises money for scholarships through an annual hunting contest. Their goal is to instill the character traits of outdoorsmanship and hard work in our youth.

Racks and Tusks was founded in 2010 as a way to bring hunters together, in competition, to raise money for scholarships. Local businesses help sponsor events and prizes so that 100% of the entry fees go toward the scholarship fund.

Along with local land and business owners, their mission is to encourage and support the next generation of hunters to appreciate and care for the outdoors while giving them opportunities to continue their education.

They have helped an average of 18 college students yearly, for seven years now, by giving out scholarships worth $500-$1,000 each. 

RGV Aggies are honored to have the support of many local Aggies and their businesses that make it possible for them to award 12 High School seniors $1000 Scholarships to help with their first year expenses at Texas A&M.  Applications must be received by  February 20, 2020

2020 Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship Program

The 2020 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program opens this Friday, November 1st.  The Texas 4-H Foundation implemented a new platform that will host the application submission process as well as manage scholars through the life cycle of their scholarship. Applicants will no longer submit their application through 4-H CONNECT or by paper/mail. There have been no changes to the criteria required of the applicant, only the way the applicant applies. Please review these attachments mentioned below so that you are aware of these changes.


Here is the 2020 scholarship timeline:

  • Application Opens: November 1st
  • Application Deadline: February 14th
  • Interview Notifications (Tentative): April 3rd
  • Interviews: April 24th – 26th
  • Award Notifications (Tentative): May 4th
  • Texas 4-H Roundup: June 8th – 11th

2020 Scholarship Tips

App & Submission Guidelines


The Algodon Club exists to promote agriculture and the cotton industry in the Rio Grande Valley.  Because of this, they wish to their our scholarships to graduating senior students who demonstrate academic achievement (GPA 3.00 or above), involvement in extracurricular activities, and who plan to pursue a career in an agricultural related field.

2020 Application

Apply for 2020 NSCA Scholarship

High school seniors who will graduate in 2020 are invited to apply for one of four $2500 scholarships NSCA will award.  The recipients will be chosen based on academics, citizenship, and participation in NSCA. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.  Learn more and apply.

HS Seniors: Apply for NSSA Scholarship
NSSA will award four $2500 scholarships to deserving members who will graduate from high school and begin a four-year college degree program in 2020. Qualifying members are invited to apply by the March 1, 2020 deadline. Learn more and apply.