Apply for a Scholarship

More than 100 scholarship funds at the San Antonio Area Foundation contribute to students pursuing their educational dreams by having their own scholarship fund. 

How to begin the application process

The application processes for each Area Foundation scholarship falls under three different types of categories. To begin the application process, please review the instructions under each category. Funds associated with each application process will be listed along with the criteria and instructions on applying.  Should you have any questions, please visit our scholarship FAQs

Full Scholarship Funds List

Download full list of the more than 100 scholarship funds available.

Application Processes

Individual Applications

A. Individual Applications

  • These scholarships require their own application. They are not included in the common application. To submit an application, you will have to apply separately to each scholarship fund. 

Applications are now open for the following scholarships: 

  • Ducan Scholars Program Scholarship closes Feb. 28, 2020
  • Firstmark/Cunningham Scholarship closes Feb. 14, 2020
  • Harvey Najim Foundation Scholarship closes Feb. 28, 2020
  • San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalism Scholarship closes Feb. 17, 2020
  • Valero Scholarship Fund closes Mar. 31, 2020
  • All other applications are closed.

To apply:

  • Click on the apply now button

  • Create or use your existing log in information to begin the application process 

  • Once logged in, you will see three Eligibility Quizzes. Please fill out the Eligibility Quizzes to determine your eligibility for our individual scholarships. If you pass the Eligibility Quiz, you will then have access to the scholarship application.
  • These scholarship applications are reviewed by individual scholarship committees. 

  • For questions about the application process, please contact Anne Ferguson, philanthropic assistant, scholarships, at 210.570.1520 or by email at

Common Application

B. Common Application 

  • Over 50+ scholarship funds use the common application.
  • The common application is currently closed.
  • By completing the common application, you will be considered for each scholarship fund in this category that fits your criteria. You do not have to select a specific scholarship.
  • To apply:
    • Click on the apply now button
    • Create a username and password to begin the application process. A username and password must be created, even if you have applied in a previous year.
  • For technical questions, please contact Scholarship America at or 1.507.931.0719.
  • For questions concerning scholarship funds, please contact Bernice Uresti, program officer, Scholarships, at 210.228.3759 or by email at

External Applications

C. External Applications

  • The scholarship funds in this section require specific applications.
  • Follow the instructions on the list to request an application.
  • All applications are currently closed.

Thank you to our scholarship funds

List of scholarship funds

Thanks to the vision and generosity of our fundholders, the San Antonio Area Foundation has more than 90 scholarship funds available for graduating high school students and current college students. 

Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Whataburger Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Rapier Educational Foundation
Duncan Scholars Program Scholarship Fund
Patricia L. Hartman & Lois C. Hartman Scholarship
Anna, Pierre, and Ephraim Block Scholarship
Ernest & Marie Graham Scholarship Fund
Ben and Ida Alexander Memorial Fund
Jimmy Elizabeth Harper & Ethel Harper Scholarship
Silver Spring Networks/CPS Energy Scholarship
MLK Commission Scholarship Fund
J. Kent Trinkle Scholarship
Carol Lee Jones Scholarship
John L. Santikos Companies Employee Scholarship
Glenda Woods Scholarship Fund
MHM Scholarship George Wray Jr. & Col. Vane Hugo
Robert B. Taylor Educational Trust
Charlotte and Jule S. Theobald Scholarship Trust
San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship Fund
Sally P. and Glenn L. Ramsdell Scholarship Fund
Friends of the Carver Academy/IDEA
United Charitable Fund
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Scholarship
USAA Golden Eagle Scholarship Fund
Emo Jean Cottrell Scholarship Fund
Louise M. and Francis J. Jehl Scholarship Fund
Hedwig T. Kniker Scholarship Trust
Jean Longwith Scholarship for Radio-Television-Film
Olga Seiser Vincent Music Scholarship Fund
Cunningham Scholarship Fund
Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Beldon Group of Companies Scholarship Fund
W. B. Daugherty Educational Trust
Marshall O. Bell Scholarship Trust
Franque and Philip Curtis Scholarship
Florence Emma Eichler Scholarship Fund
Walter E. and Evelyn H. Haggard Scholarship Trust
Frank H. and  Zona T. Hall Fund
Loretta B. Simpson Scholarship Fund
A. J. and Mabel Fore Stricklin Memorial Scholarship
Della Mabel Wright Scholarship Trust
Francisca H. Eschauzier Scholarship Trust
Mary Kay Owens Memorial Fund
Victor J. Ferrari Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ida V. Holland Educational Trust
Jean Y. and Robert W. Fish Memorial Scholarship Fund
Alfred W. Negley Trust
Penny Ann Powers Scholarship Fund
Colonel Robert L. Smith Commemorative Scholarship Fund - distribute
Joe Salek Scholarship for Theatre Arts Trust
Dewitt Churchwell Excellence in Construction Fund
World Affairs Council of San Antonio Scholarship Fund
William M. Kromer Scholarship Fund
R. L. White Scholarship Fund
Express-News Employee Scholarship Fund
Joseph, Rose, Myron and Norman Fink Memorial
Brian Morris College Gateway Scholarship Fund
Frances Ann Hill & Arthur Gray Smith Legacy Fund
Wade Richmond Memorial Scholarship Trust
Teresa and David R. Schmidt, M.D. Scholarship
Judge Lee H. Lytton, Jr. Scholarship Fund
Nemo Herrera Scholarship Fund
Mary Burnley Wilson Scholarship Fund
Stuart Baxter Memorial Scholarship Fund
Morgan Schooley Scholarship Fund
American Sunrise Scholarship Fund
DEAF Support Scholarship Fund
Pat and Dorothy (Lehr) Legan Scholarship Fund
Alice and Harold Clark Pletz Memorial Scholarship
San Antonio Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Fund
Women In Communications/Ajay Castro Scholarship
Benson Foundation Scholarship Fund
ETA Alliance Booster Club Scholarship Fund (18,042)
John Phillip Goudge Memorial Fund
Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Summer Program Scholarship Fund
Brice and Teresa Moczygemba Engineering Fund
Tito Villalobos Moreno Memorial Scholarship Fund
Abrazo/Mitchard Birthmother Scholarship Fund

Bernice Uresti

Philanthropic Advisor - Scholarships

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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