Scholarships

2021 Shining STAR Court
Queen: Ashlyn Martinez; Princess: Marexy Guerra; Duchess: Kylie Sellman


Committed to South Texas Youth

Since its inception in 2003, the South Texas Agricultural Roundup (STAR) has awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships to 4-H and FFA members across Hidalgo County.

Beginning in 2022, applications are now open to graduating seniors seeking enrollment in post-secondary education including technical school and/or vocational school programs, in addition to college or university.


Academic Verification

All students applying for a STAR or Shining STAR Scholarship MUST complete academic verification prior to submitting their online application.

STAR Scholarship

Open to all graduating seniors who are residents of Hidalgo County, currently enrolled in 4-H or FFA and have participated in the STAR show for at least three years. Download the full list of eligibility requirements below.

Shining STAR Scholarship

The Shining STAR court, consisting of Queen, Princess and Duchess, are responsible for organizing and distributing awards throughout the duration of the show. Candidates complete an essay application, scrapbook and an in-person interview.

Thank you to our generous scholarship donors.

With your support, we have helped more than 500 students in Hidalgo County further their education.


Memorial Scholarships
Alyssa Marie Torres
Arcadio Guerra
Carmen Guerra
Luis Flores, Jr.
Rafael A. Guerra
Victor Guerra

Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation
Shining STAR
STAR Gala
Whataburger, Inc.


Congratulations, 2021 Scholars!

Don’t forget! In order to receive your scholarship check, you must complete the scholarship redemption form by March 1, 2022.