Lions Rodeo Scholarship

To college rodeo while attending Texas A&M University-Commerce (A&M Commerce) is a privilege. Rodeo scholarships are available for those who have the ability to do college level coursework and who are competitive in the rodeo arena.  Students are evaluated in a holistic manner and thus student information such as SAT and/or ACT, GPA, and success in and outside the arena will be considered.  For timed event participants, horses being ridden will also be considered in the holistic process.  Scholarships amounts may vary per academic year.

Individuals attending A&M Commerce and who have been competing in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) but have smaller rodeo scholarships (or no scholarship) and who meet the holistic criteria, both academically and competitively, will be given first priority for larger scholarships.

Students who are attending A&M Commerce but not competing in NIRA rodeos and who meet the holistic criteria both academically and competitively in rodeos outside of the NIRA collegiate rodeos will be considered for scholarship.

College transfers and high school graduates with outstanding records (i.e. Year-End Champions, Regional Champions, National Champions) will be considered.

Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for University-wide scholarships as well.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office.


Please mail the packet with the following information below to:

Dameon White Coach, Lions Rodeo
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Or optionally email to

  • Lions Rodeo Scholarship Application (include short answer responses)
  • Current Resume (required)
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required)
  • Video or DVD* highlighting your talents in the rodeo arena (required)
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional)

*NOTE: In lieu of sending a hard copy video or DVD, you can provide working links or URL’s to videos of you competing on the web. Please make sure to include working URL’s or links in your application. Non-working links will consider your application to be incomplete.

Students planning to attend in the fall semester should submit their scholarship packet as soon as possible due to limited scholarships.

Incomplete files will not be considered until all items above have been received.  No exceptions!