Meet the SAAHJ 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists awarded $40,000 in scholarships among 14 students attending college in the local region this academic year.

SAAHJ is dedicated to helping Latinos and young professionals of all backgrounds pursue careers in journalism and other communications professions. Every year, the association helps advance these endeavors by awarding tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships — more than $250,000 during its more-than-30-year history — to deserving students and by recognizing those scholars during its annual scholarship gala.

Thanks to a partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation, the SAAHJ has an online scholarship application system, making its scholarship program more accessible.

SAAHJ 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Here’s a look at the 14 students awarded a total of $40,000 in scholarships from the SAAHJ this year. They were presented to the SAAHJ community during the 2019 Scholarship & Awards Gala on Aug. 3.

Nicole BautistaSeniorTexas State University
Samantha EsparzaSeniorTexas A&M University-San Antonio
Deandra GonzalezJuniorTexas State University
FreshmanTexas A&M University (College Station)
Cameron JonesFreshmanUniversity of Texas
at Austin
Cristela JonesFreshmanTexas State University
Kailey LopezJuniorTrinity University
Bethany Dee MelendezSeniorUniversity of the
Incarnate Word
Renee MuñizSeniorUniversity of the
Incarnate Word
Oziel Trevino MunozSeniorTexas A&M University-San Antonio
Christine RomeroSeniorTexas A&M University-San Antonio
Samantha SalazarSeniorSt. Mary’s University
Armando Villarreal IIISeniorTexas A&M University-San Antonio
Gabrielle YanezFreshmanUniversity of the
Incarnate Word
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