Agriculture drives our nation and has a profound impact on youth, deeply ingraining hard work and developing life skills. The scholarships awarded have assisted the educational pursuit of hundreds of high school students. Through the San Angelo Stock Show, scholarships are awarded based on work inside and outside the classroom identifying well-rounded and driven individuals. Recipients of these scholarships will attend an accredited Texas university, college, or technical school.
THE KERMIT WENDLAND SCHOLARSHIP
The Kermit Wendland Scholarship began in April of 2014. The idea was brainstormed by the former presidents of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association, who wanted to award something special in honor of Kermit, who has been a part of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo for over thirty years. Kermit is currently serving as the Operations Director for the Association and is the heart of the association. He volunteered with the cattle shows prior to becoming a full time staff member. Kermit serves numerous roles, but is a firm believer in the livestock show program. Thanks to a private donation, a scholarship was established to honor such a wonderful, Christian man. Each year one student is selected for the Kermit Wendland Scholarship. This scholarship is a $16,000 scholarship, payable $2,000 per semester for eight semesters.