Texas Big Game Awards 2017 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the 17th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. Celebrating its 26th year, the Texas Big Game Awards will award $15,000 in college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.

All applicants for the TBGA scholarship program must major in an agriculture and/or natural resource-related field of study.  Based on where you live within the TBGA program’s regional designations, one (1) $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant residing in each of the eight TBGA Regions at their respective regional banquets. The overall top scholarship applicant will receive a $3,000 college scholarship to be awarded at the Texas Wildlife Association’s (TWA) 32nd annual convention in July.  

Any entering college freshman (graduating high school senior), or entering college sophomore, or entering college junior is eligible to apply for one of the available scholarships. The scholarship applications will be reviewed and ranked by a scoring committee using set criteria. Applicants do not have to participate in the TBGA to be eligible for the scholarships. 

To download the application, please visit All applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.  

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