San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
MLK Scholarship


By Mail

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Madeleine Mendez
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
P O Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283

By Phone



  • erik  WALSH
    Executive Commission Liaison
  • Madeleine Mendez
    Commission Liaison
  • yolanda oden
    Council District 2 Liaison
MLK Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Information

Sponsored by the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Each year, as part of its celebration and focus on youth and education, the MLK, Jr. Commission administers a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program. These scholarships help to fund a portion of the college tuition for several deserving students, regardless of race or ethnicity. Each year, the MLK, Jr. Commission gives thousands of dollars in scholarships, thanks to the support of its many partners. 


2021 MLK Scholarship Information Coming Soon 


To be eligible an applicant must:

  1. Be a graduating senior from a school in Bexar County
  2. Be a Bexar County resident for one year and a U.S. Citizen
  3. Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or equivalent
  1. Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online.
  2. Complete all application items, including the required essay. Do not leave any blanks. For items is not applicable, write "N/A" or “none.”
  3. Include two letters of recommendation. The letters must be written by one of the following:
    a. Counselor or teacher of an academic course.
    b. Your employer, clergy person or extra-curricular sponsor (Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, pep squad sponsor, etc.)
  4. Submit an official high school transcript through midterm of the school year. Transcripts must be postmarked by application deadline. Transcripts should be mailed directly from the school to:

    MLK, Jr. Scholarship Program 
    ATTN: Madeleine Mendez
    Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
    P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

  5. Interviews will be conducted with all finalists. Interviews will be scheduled by the MLK Commission Scholarship Committee. Finalists will be contacted about the interview date and time.
  6. A complete application submission must include the following:
    a. Completed MLK Scholarship Application form
    b. Two letters of recommendation
    c. Official transcript postmarked by application deadline

    *Items a and b must be submitted together electronically. Only official transcript may be mailed in.

For more information, contact Madeleine Mendez, MLK Staff Liaison. 

Scholarship Donations

The community can help support students in achieving their higher education goals. Donations for the scholarship fund are accepted from the public and can be mailed to:

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Madeleine Mendez
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department 
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

Make checks payable to San Antonio Area Foundation - MLK Commission Scholarship.  Donations can also be made by credit card.

Dream Scholars Program

The Dream Scholar Program was introduced in 2015 as a call-to-action to San Antonio colleges and universities to each fund one full-scholarship to their respective institutions for minority students. The San Antonio MLK, Jr. Commission, continues this program. Several San Antonio colleges and universities have committed to providing full-scholarships as part of this initiative. Below are current scholarship opportunities from the Commission’s Dream Scholar partners.