Welcome Scholarship Seekers! Achieve your educational dreams with scholarships from our generous fund advisors.

Available Scholarships

Thanks to the vision and generosity of our fund donors the San Antonio Area Foundation has more than 100 scholarship funds available for graduating high school students and current college students. Each fund has its own criteria based on the fund advisor's interest.

Some scholarships fund a student's education in a specific area of study, attend a fund advisor's alma mater or award scholarships to students from a specific school. 

Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

Internal Scholarship Applications

  • Duncan Scholars Program Scholarship

Application Opens: Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00pm CT

Deadline: Monday, February 28 at 11:59pm CT

Criteria: Student 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; and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or not-for-profit vocational/technical school in the United States.  

  • Internal Universal Application for school year 2022-2023

Application Opens: Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00pm CT

Deadline: Tuesday, February 15 at 11:59pm CT

Criteria: This application is for 25 different scholarship funds. These scholarships are very specific and you can review the criterion here.

  • Dr. Robert M. Esterl, Jr. Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Fund 

Application Opens: Monday, December 20, 2021

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 11:59pm 

Criteria: Student must be a U.S. citizen; pursuing a medical education at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, and be an under-represented minority in medicine, including African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander, or LGBTQ+. Preference will be given to first-year medical students with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.5.

  • Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Application Opens: Saturday, January 1, 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:59pm

Criteria: Student must be an agent, employee, children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of agents or employees of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors; plan to attend any community college, technical or vocational school, or a four-year college or university in the United States.  Student must demonstrate a compelling reason on why they would like to further their education.

  • Walk by Faith Scholarship

Application Opens: Saturday, January 1, 2022

Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59pm

Criteria: Student must be currently employed by Kilwin’s of San Antonio and  complete at least 500 work hours in the previous 12 months, or are the child(children) of a current Kilwin’s San Antonio employee who has completed 500 work hours in the previous 12 months; plan to attend a vocational, two- or four-year college or university for graduate or undergraduate study with a preference for students who have a permanent address in “Central San Antonio” or indicate a desire to return to “Central San Antonio” upon graduation and have a strong commitment to the downtown community. Student must have an average GPA of 2.5 or higher; require financial assistance to attend school; demonstrate that they are active in a Christian fellowship (must submit an essay and letter of recommendation from a leader in the fellowship); are an active volunteer in the community; and are pursuing a degree in Business, Culinary Arts, Seminary, or Theatre Arts.

  • Whataburger Family Foundation Scholarship for Fall 2022

Application Opens: Monday, January 10, 2022

Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:59pm
Criteria: Student must be an employee or the employee's immediate family member (defined as spouse, child(ren), or other dependents for whom the Whataburger Employee is financially responsible). For first-time applicants or applicants who have not received an award, the employee must be actively employed with 6 months of continuous employment with Whataburger or the Whataburger Franchise by deadline of application. Student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; currently reside in the US and be a current US citizen or legal resident of the US; be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical/vocational school for the Spring 2022 semester; be enrolled in a minimum number of hours per semester to be considered part-time or full-time and demonstrate financial need. This application is for scholarships for the Fall 2022 semester. 


San Antonio Area Foundation Common Scholarship Application

Application Opens: Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00PM CT

Deadline: Monday, February 28 at 3:00pm CT

Criteria: This application is for 57 different scholarship funds.  This application is for scholarship funds that are more general in nature along with some very specific funds.  You can review the criterion here. For step-by-step directions, please click here. Completing this one application will consider you for multiple scholarship funds. 


Hello, scholarship seekers!

Click the link above to view all our available scholarships and the type of application used along with other useful information. 

We highly recommend completing the Universal Application, which links you up with 25 different scholarships, as well as the Common Application, which links you up with 57 different scholarships.  Then check the scholarship list and see if you're eligible for any of the Individual Applications or External Applications.

Some scholarships fund a student's education in a specific area of study, or to attend a fund advisor's alma mater or award scholarships to students from a specific high school. 

Visit the Scholarships FAQ's if you have any questions or watch the tutorial video on How to Apply for a Scholarship


List of scholarship funds

  • Abrazo/Mitchard Birthmother Scholarship Fund
  • Alfred W. Negley Trust
  • Alice and Harold Clark Pletz Memorial Scholarship
  • American Sunrise Scholarship Fund
  • Anna, Pierre, and Ephraim Block Scholarship
  • AnnDee and Jim Steidel Vocational Scholaship Fund
  • Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Scholarship
  • Beldon Group of Companies Scholarship Fund
  • Ben and Ida Alexander Memorial Fund
  • Benson Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Brian Morris College Gateway Scholarship Fund
  • Brice and Teresa Moczygemba Engineering Fund
  • Carol Lee Jones Scholarship
  • Charlotte and Jule S. Theobald Scholarship Trust
  • Cunningham Scholarship Fund
  • DEAF Support Scholarship Fund
  • Della Mabel Wright Scholarship Trust
  • Dewitt Churchwell Excellence in Construction Fund
  • Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Summer Program Scholarship Fund
  • Duncan Scholars Program Scholarship Fund
  • Emo Jean Cottrell Scholarship Fund
  • Erin Wilson McMahon Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ernest & Marie Graham Scholarship Fund
  • ETA Alliance Booster Club Scholarship Fund
  • Express-News Employee Scholarship Fund
  • Express-News Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Florence Emma Eichler Scholarship Fund
  • Frances Ann Hill & Arthur Gray Smith Legacy Fund
  • Francisca H. Eschauzier Scholarship Trust
  • Frank H. and Zona T. Hall Fund
  • Franque and Philip Curtis Scholarship
  • Friends of the Carver Academy/IDEA
  • Glenda Woods Scholarship Fund
  • Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Hedwig T. Kniker Scholarship Trust
  • Ida V. Holland Educational Trust
  • Itron/CPS Energy Scholarship Fund
  • J. Kent Trinkle Scholarship
  • Jean Longwith Scholarship for Radio-Television-Film
  • Jean Y. and Robert W. Fish Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jimmy Elizabeth Harper & Ethel Harper Scholarship
  • Joe Salek Scholarship for Theatre Arts Trust
  • John L. Santikos Companies Employee Scholarship
  • John Phillip Goudge Memorial Fund
  • Joseph, Rose, Myron and Norman Fink Memorial
  • Judge Lee H. Lytton, Jr. Scholarship Fund
  • Judith Markelz Scholarship Fund
  • Loretta B. Simpson Scholarship Fund
  • Louise M. and Francis J. Jehl Scholarship Fund
  • Lt. Commander Brice James Johnson Memorial
  • Marshall O. Bell Scholarship Trust
  • Mary Burnley Wilson Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Kay Owens Memorial Fund
  • Methodist Hospital Stone Oak Employee Scholarship Fund
  • MHM Scholarship George Wray Jr. & Col. Vane Hugo
  • MLK Commission Scholarship Fund
  • Morgan Schooley Scholarship Fund
  • Nemo Herrera Scholarship Fund
  • Olga Seiser Vincent Music Scholarship Fund
  • Pat and Dorothy (Lehr) Legan Scholarship Fund
  • Patricia L. Hartman & Lois C. Hartman Scholarship
  • Penny Ann Powers Scholarship Fund
  • R. L. White Scholarship Fund
  • Rapier Educational Foundation
  • Robert B. Taylor Educational Trust
  • Sally P. and Glenn L. Ramsdell Scholarship Fund
  • San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship
  • Scott Family Endowment
  • Sonia E. and Edward D. Esparza '66 - Texas A&M CS Scholarship
  • Teresa and David R. Schmidt, M.D. Scholarship
  • Texans Can Academy Scholarship Fund - San Antonio
  • Tito Villalobos Moreno Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • United Charitable Fund
  • USAA Golden Eagle Scholarship Fund
  • Valero Scholarship
  • Victor J. Ferrari Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation
  • W. B. Daugherty Educational Trust
  • Wade Richmond Memorial Scholarship Trust
  • Walter E. and Evelyn H. Haggard Scholarship Trust
  • Whataburger Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Women In Communications/Ajay Castro Scholarship
  • World Affairs Council of San Antonio Scholarship Fund

Have more questions? We're here to help!

Anne Ferguson

Anne Ferguson

Philanthropic Assistant, Scholarships
Brandie McHazlett

Brandie McHazlett

Data Entry Coordinator, Scholarships
Bernice Uresti

Bernice Uresti

Philanthropic Advisor, Scholarships

Donors - Establish a Scholarship Fund

Help students achieve their educational dreams by establishing a scholarship fund!

Learn more about Scholarships:

Student Resources

student resources Here are some resources and tips to help you in your search for scholarships and financial aid. HomeStudentsStudent Resources Tips for Scholarship Seekers Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies. Use a site such as FastWeb to…

College Success Program

College Success Program Supporting our scholarship recipients, specifically first-generation college students and/or students from low-income households. Home Students College Success Program Purpose To help these students complete their college education on time.The U.S. Department of Education reports that only 81…


We offer over 100 scholarship funds for high school seniors and college students.

Disclaimer: To access some applications, you will leave the area foundation's website and be redirected to an outside provider.

Although you may see reference to the Area Foundation, we are not responsible for those websites or their content. The terms of use and privacy and security policies of third-party websites may be different from the terms and policies of the San Antonio Area Foundation's website.

Nspa Member Of