Apply For A Scholarship

Financial support to help you achieve your educational dreams.

Hello Scholarship Seekers!

We have more than 100 different scholarships available to students aspiring to earn degrees, acquire skills, or pursue specific careers. But fear not! You won’t have more than 100 different applications.

We recommend completing our General Application which links you with 25 different scholarships. We also have a Common Application to apply for 57 others. Review the complete scholarship list and see if you’re eligible for any of the Individual Scholarship Applications.

Some fund a student’s education in a specific area of study. Others pay to send students to a fund advisor’s alma mater or award scholarships to students from a specific high school.

Visit the Scholarship FAQs if you have any questions or watch the tutorial video on How to Apply.

The San Antonio Area Foundation Legacy Scholarship application is now closed.

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Tips For Scholarship Seekers

  • Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies. Use a site such as FastWeb to find scholarships based on your club affiliations, academic accomplishments and more. You can also use a simple Google search to find scholarships geared toward your interests (ex: “4-H scholarships”).
  • Take the time to write essays. Often, scholarships that require students to submit an essay have fewer applicants, meaning your chances of being selected are higher. It’s worth the extra effort.
  • Avoid scams. Be wary of any site that charges a fee to search its database of scholarships or sign up. There are lots of free sites that have access to the same scholarships.
  • Avoid online writing services. Students who use paid services to write or edit their scholarship essays are less likely to be chosen because schools will notice a marked difference between their application and essay. These services also do not show the scholarship administrator a genuine version of who you are.
  • However, DO ask a friend or teacher to read your essay and application for any mistakes that you may have missed.
  • When filling out paper applications, be sure to use neat, legible handwriting.
  • Talk to your guidance counselor about scholarships available through the school that you might qualify for.
  • Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.).
  • Stay organized and know the deadline for each scholarship you are applying for.
  • Search locally – look for scholarships offered through area banks, schools, churches, clubs and businesses.

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Jennifer Ballesteros
Jennifer Ballesteros
Executive Director, Scholarship & Relief Programs
Bernice Uresti
Bernice Uresti
Executive Director, Legacy Scholarship and Scholars
Anne Ferguson
Anne Ferguson
Senior Associate, Scholarship Programs
Faelyn Smith
Faelyn Smith
Senior Associate, Scholarship & Relief Programs
Brandie McHazlett
Brandie McHazlett
Associate, Scholarship & Relief Programs
Ilsa Sanchez
Associate, Scholarships Specialist
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