SAN ANTONIO – The inaugural group of San Antonio Area Foundation Legacy Scholarship recipients is officially off to college! 

Before they begin their higher education careers thanks to their new scholarships, we caught up with some of them to see what’s on their minds in this exciting time in their lives.

Che King, born and raised in San Antonio, plans on going to Texas State University in San Marcos. His plans are to focus his studies in International Relations.

Eliana de los Santos heard about the Area Foundation Legacy Scholarship from one of her tutors in the Upward Bound program at Trinity University. She said this scholarship will help her focus more on studies and the opportunities she will have studying three hours from home at Texas A&M University in College Station.


Federico Lopez, born in Hondo not far from San Antonio, has always had a creative mind. He will be studying at The University of Texas at Austin this fall, joining the Music Education program. He plans on teaching in high school or college after he graduates.

One of the largest college scholarship programs in the country, the Area Foundation founded the Legacy Scholarship

in 2022 thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. A total of 50 students in Webb and Bexar counties were selected in 2022 – they’re the ones now going off to college.

The growing program actually doubled in size in 2023, with 100 students chosen in total. Each recipient is eligible for an individual scholarship of $40,000 for the duration of their four-year college career.


Cristiana Salinas is the Multi-Media Specialist in the San Antonio Area Foundation’s Marketing & Communications Department.