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.

All scholarship fund application deadlines are now closed. Applications will open in the fall of 2018. 

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, 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.
  • Deadlines have passed.
  • 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 For technical assistance, please contact Cadence Corbin, program associate, Scholarships, at 210.242.4721 or by email at

Common Application

B. Common Application 

  • Fifty-three scholarship funds require the common application.
  • Deadline has passed.
  • By completing the common application, you will be considered for every scholarship fund in this category provided you meet the 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 or 800.537.4180.
  • 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.
  • Download (PDF) the list of these scholarship funds. 
  • Follow the instructions on the list to request an application.

Application Now Open for the David Robinson Fellowship

Student must be:

  • Idea Carver high school graduating seniors
  • Plan to attend a Tier 1 or Tier 2 college or university
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate leadership, civic and/or community engagement
  • Have a financial need
  • Must participate in the co-curricular and leadership development opportunities which will be held throughout their senior year and include but are not limited to the following activities:
    Welcome Retreat – Fellows will interact with and get to know one another and begin the process of supporting one another’s aspirations as leaders.
    Leadership Series – Fellows will engage up to six times during their senior year in-person and up to six times online during their freshman year with leading practitioners and local, national, and international leaders on topics of service and leadership.
    Field Experience – Fellows will design and implement a field education project focused on a theme or area of disparity within the San Antonio area.
  • Ten students will be supported with a last dollar scholarship (after all other forms of aid have been applied) of up to $4,000 per year for up to four years. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and continue to be an active member during the six sessions of their freshman year.

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Bernice Uresti

Program Officer-Scholarships


303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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