San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP)

Giving future leaders a chance to realize a dream!


The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership at participating colleges and universities. The San Antonio Education Partnership was created in 1989 as a city wide effort by then Mayor Henry Cisneros, the City of San Antonio, the leading Chambers’ of Commerce, presidents of local colleges and universities, Citizens Organized for Public Service (COPS) and Metro Alliance, and superintendents of local school districts. The overall goal of the San Antonio Education Partnership is to close the college graduation gap in San Antonio by assisting students with graduating from high school, enrolling in college, and receiving a college degree and/or certificate, leading to a creation of a more educated citizenry to improve the city’s future economic prospects. The scholarship is available at 25 high schools in 8 school districts.

Scholarship Awards

  • Community College - $300/semester
  • Public University - $425/semester
  • Private University - $750/semester
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80 grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university


The program is successful because of the unique partnership that unites students, schools, local colleges and universities, business, civic, and government leaders that includes:

  • The City of San Antonio
  • Local colleges & universities
    • Community Colleges - Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, San Antonio College
    • Public Universities - Texas A&M University at San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Private Universities - Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Corporate community
  • School districts and high schools
  • COPS & Metro Alliance

Participating High Schools

For more information visit the San Antonio Education Partnership or cafécollege.