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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 Universal Application which links you with 67 different scholarships. We also have a Common Application to apply for 34 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.

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General scholarship applications open Dec. 1st! Check back soon for more details.

This one application will consider students for 67 different scholarships.  Students will complete a general questionnaire form then will be linked to any scholarships whose criteria is met.

Deadline: February 24, 2024, 11:59PM CT

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This one application will consider students for 34 different scholarships.  Students will complete a general questionnaire form then will be linked to any scholarships whose criteria is met. For step-by-step directions, please click here.

*The application link will take you to a website not managed by San Antonio Area Foundation. Contact saafdn@scholarshipamerica.org or call 507-931-0719 for assistance.

Deadline: February 24, 2024, 11:59PM CT

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Available for all areas of study

Criteria:

  1. Must be a child(ren) (by birth, adoption, or legal guardianship) of a current Enterprise Products Company employee OR a current Dixie Pipeline employee who has at least 3 years of service by the close of application.
  2. Enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S.

Deadline: February 24, 2024, 11:59PM CT

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Available for all areas of study

Criteria:

  • Must have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency test (GED).
    Cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident.
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Planning to enroll in two- or four-year college or university or vocational/technical school.
  • Demonstrate overcoming adversity.
  • Demonstrate a work history or participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Must currently live or planning on attending a school within 25 miles of a Whataburger.

The Feeding Student Success  Scholarship application is NOW CLOSED due to receiving the maximum applications allowed. If you have questions, please contact FSS@saafdn.org.

Available for all areas of study

Criteria:

  • Must be dependent children of full-time, active employees Valero its subsidiaries or affiliates.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Involved in extracurricular, community service, and/or leadership activities.
  • Full-time enrollment.
  • Planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Opens: January 10, 2024
Deadline: March 2, 2024

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Areas of Study:  Wildlife Management and/or Range Management

Criteria: 

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Texas college or university.  
  • Must qualify as a Junior in college university.
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a positive hunting advocacy viewpoint for wildlife management and land management.
  • Preference will be given to students who are active hunters.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong leadership abilities.
  • Must be willing to participate in a panel interview as a part of the application review.

Opens: January 1, 2024
Deadline: April 15, 2024

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Available for all areas of study.

This application is the Fall 2024 semester. Applicants must reapply each Fall and Spring semester. 

Criteria:

  • Student must be an active employee or the employee’s immediate family member (defined as spouse, child(ren), or other dependents for whom the Whataburger Employee is financially responsible).
  • The employee must be actively employed with 6 months of continuous employment with Whataburger or a Whataburger Franchise by deadline of application (February 24, 2024).
  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale.
  • Currently reside in the US and be a current US citizen or legal resident of the US.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate/professional course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical/vocational school for the Fall 2024 semester.

Opens: January 8, 2024
Closes: February 24, 2024

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The San Antonio Area Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship is open to high school junior students in Bexar and Webb counties. As one of the nation’s largest scholarships, our vision is to close opportunity gaps for those that need it most. Each student will receive $10,000 per academic year (up to four years).

Bexar County Deadline: December 31, 2023
Webb County Deadline: December 15, 2023

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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
Executive Director, Scholarship & Relief Programs
Bernice Uresti
Bernice Uresti
Executive Director, Legacy Scholarship and Scholars
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Anne Ferguson
Senior Associate, Scholarship Programs
Faelyn Smith
Faelyn Smith
Senior Associate, Scholarship & Relief Programs
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Brandie McHazlett
Associate, Scholarship & Relief Programs
Janet Ekezie Web
Janet Ekezie
Junior Associate, Scholarships Specialist
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