San Antonio Area Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $40,000
Awards Available: 100

The San Antonio Area Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship program has rapidly expanded, making dreams of higher education a reality for many Bexar and Webb county high school juniors. Founded by an anonymous donor, this program has become one of the largest college scholarship initiatives in the nation. In 2023, $4 million was awarded to 100 students.

About the Scholarship

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).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a current high school junior living in Bexar County or Webb County.
  • Attend a high school located in Bexar County or Webb County.
  • Proven leadership qualities and passion for community involvement.
  • Attend a Texas university/college after high school graduation.
  • If awarded, students must plan to attend a half day orientation and will be invited to participate in college success events.

How Students Are Selected

Scholarship applications are scored on a combination of factors. We encourage you to use the essay sections to express your goals, describe your challenges and illustrate your potential to succeed in college.

What is the open and close date for the Legacy application for Bexar County students?

The Legacy application will open October 16 and will close December 31.  

What is the open and close date for the Legacy application for Webb County students?

The Legacy application will open October 16 and will close December 15.

What are the criteria of the Legacy Scholarship?

The Legacy Scholarship is only for high school juniors who live in Bexar or Webb counties and attend a high school located in either county and plan to attend a college or university in Texas.  Proven leadership qualities and a passion for community involvement are also important.  If awarded, students must attend a half day orientation and have the opportunity to participate in other future college success events.

How do you select the students who will receive the scholarship?

Every application is reviewed and scored by local community members.  Each application is scored based on GPA, resume and essays.

What are the requirements to continue receiving the scholarship in future years?

The scholarship requires that students maintain full-time status and have achieved a GPA of at least a 2.5 cum GPA or a 2.5 semester GPA. 

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