Apply for a Scholarship

More than 90 funds at the San Antonio Area Foundation contribute to scholarships, which are available to students pursuing their educational dreams.

How to begin the application process

The application process is based on criteria for each scholarship. Area Foundation scholarships fall under three different types of application processes. The categories are listed below. To begin the application process, please review the instructions and the scholarship lists that fall under each application type. Should you have any questions, please vist our scholarship FAQs

Full Scholarship Funds List

Download full list of the more than 90 scholarship funds available.

Individual Applications

A. Individual Applications

  • These scholarship funds require a specific application for each fund, and their deadlines vary as well. They are not included in the common application. To submit an application, you will have to apply separately to each scholarship that you are eligible for. 
  • Download (PDF) the list of scholarship funds requiring special applications to review the criteria.
  • Applications will open in December.
  • 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 the different scholarship funds available. Please read the summary for each scholarship fund. To be considered for a specific scholarship fund, complete the application for that scholarship. 
  • For questions, please contact Bernice Uresti, program officer, Scholarships, at 210.228.3759 or by email at buresti@saafdn.org. For technical assistance, please contact Anne Ferguson, program assistant, Scholarships, at 210.570.1520 or by email at aferguson@saafdn.org

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Common Application

B. Common Application 

  • Fifty-three scholarship funds use the common application.
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • 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 specific scholarships.
  • Download (PDF) the list of scholarship funds using the common application to review the criteria. 
  • To apply:
    • Click on the apply now button
    • Create a username and password to begin the application process
  • For technical questions, please contact Scholarship America at SAAFdn@scholarshipamerica.org or 800.537.4180.
  • For questions concerning scholarship funds, please contact Bernice Uresti, program officer, Scholarships, at 210.228.3759 or by email at buresti@saafdn.org.

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External Applications

C. External Applications

  • The scholarship funds in this section require specific applications.
  • Download (PDF) the list of these scholarship funds. 
  • Follow the instructions on the list to request an application.

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
KYMSKIDS
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
Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Cunningham Fund
Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Beldon Family 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

Program Officer-Scholarships

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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