Investing in the Future
SAAHJ is dedicated to helping Latinos and young professionals of all backgrounds pursue their careers in journalism and other areas of the communications sector. Every year, we help advance these endeavors by awarding tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students at our annual scholarship gala.
Beginning at our 2020 gala to at least our 2023 gala, San Antonio native and New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano provided our organization with funds to offer a $5,000 scholarship in his name to a student who is interested in becoming a journalist or a published author.
Applications for SAAHJ's 2023 scholarships are currently closed.
You can learn more about application requirements below. We will update this page when 2024 applications are open.
Who can apply?
Graduating seniors enrolling in college and current full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in journalism, communications or public relations programs may apply.
Students must live in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina or Wilson counties OR attend school in San Antonio if their permanent residence is outside the counties listed above. If they are pursuing a career in publishing, they can live anywhere in the U.S.
They must also be able to demonstrate financial need.
All students are encouraged to apply regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
What does the scholarship cover?
The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
How do I apply?
Thanks to a partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation, SAAHJ has an online scholarship application.
Applicants must create an account via the foundation's website at saafdn.org and log in to fill out the internal universal application.
What happens next?
A panel of media and public relations professionals will evaluate applications in the spring. Winners will be featured at the annual SAAHJ gala in 2023.
Who do I contact with questions?
Jennifer Ballesteros with the San Antonio Area Foundation can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 210-775-6295.