Prior to chartering the San Antonio A&M Club Foundation on October 21, 1982 , the San Antonio A&M Club provided scholarships to Bexar County students. Overall our Club has raised over $1M in scholarship funds. We are most proud of our program and the outstanding individuals we have been able to assist.
Each year the San Antonio A&M Club Foundation presents the Opportunity Award Scholarship to outstanding students graduating from Bexar County high schools or who reside in Bexar County at the time of graduation. This $12,000 scholarship is granted for four years and is distributed $1,500 per semester. Primary considerations for the awards include academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities (excluding athletics), reasons for wanting to attend Texas A&M University and financial need. Applicants are narrowed to approximately twenty finalists who are scheduled for a personal interview with our Foundation’s Scholarship Committee at Aggie Park. Following the interviews, the Scholarship Committee makes the final selections for the awards and sends the list to the San Antonio A&M Club's Board of Directors for final approval.
The San Antonio A&M Club is also responsible for selecting students for the "Conroy" scholarship recipients, which is awarded by the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University upon recommendation of our Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors of the San Antonio A&M Club. The number and dollar amount of these scholarships is determined by Texas A&M University at a later date.
If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please contact us by phone or email at 210-341-1393, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Committee Chairman: Mike Hedges '76
Thank you Jim Whiteaker '70!
After 20+ years of volunteer service to the San Antonio A&M Club and Foundation, Jim Whiteaker '70 retired as the Scholarship Committee Chairman in June 2015. We are eternally grateful for his passion and dedication to the San Antonio A&M Club and the students he has helped support.
This is just a sample of the impact that Jim provided over that last 20 years:
"Howdy Mr. Whiteaker,
It is hard to believe that it has been 3 years since the day that I was sitting in the chair at Aggie Park being interviewed by you and other former students! One of the most important things that I've learned these fews years at A&M is to always remember to appreciate the people before me, especially the people that have made a difference in my life. I would like to thank you for all the hard work & time that you have sacrificed to ensure me and my fellow Aggies have the chance to experience Aggieland like you once did. We would not be here without the grace of God & the love from old Ags like you! Though you have a poker face on 75% of the time, we all know that you care about us deeply & want the best for us, and we thank you for that! Our diploma belongs to you as much as it belongs to us, THANK YOU!"
-Christine Chen '16