San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
MLK Scholarship


By Mail

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Gloria Villela-Reyes
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
1400 S. Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78204

By Phone



  • erik  WALSH
    Executive Commission Liaison
  • Gloria Villela-ReyesGloria Villela-Reyes
    Commission Liaison
  • yolanda odenYolanda Oden
    Council District 2 Liaison
MLK Scholarship Recipients

MLK 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. The COSA MLK Commission does not have sponsorship affiliation with Dreamweek nor the San Antonio MLK Foundation. If you are solicited on behalf of the MLK Commission, please notify

virtual workshops

The MLK Scholarship Program Committee invites all Graduating Bexar County High School Seniors to participate in the MLK Scholarship Virtual Workshop. These workshops are designed to educate students on how to navigate the MLK Scholarship process. Students are supplied with the tools and resources that will help them stand out in an applicant pool and maximize their scholarship success.

Register and attend a virtual workshop (space is limited).


The online 2021 MLK Scholarship Applications are being accepted October 19, 2020 - March 19, 2021.


The online scholarship application must be submitted by Friday, March 19, 2021 by 4:00pm.


To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Complete and submit the online application.
  • Be a graduating Senior for the current upcoming year.
  • Complete all application items, including the required essay. Do not leave any blanks. For items is not applicable, write "N/A" or “none.”
  • 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.)
  • Submit an official high school transcript through midterm of the school year. Transcripts must be submitted via email at by the application deadline, March 19, 2021. Transcripts can also be mailed directly from the school to:

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

  • 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.
  • 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 Gloria Villela-Reyes, MLK Staff Liaison. 

Scholarship Donations

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who were able to make the car raffle a great success! We raised $194,000 in raffle tickets plus Sponsor dollars for a total of $233,500.

Thank you to the following 2021 Sponsors for their support of the MLK Scholarship Program:

  • H-E-B: $10,000
  • Valero: $10,000
  • Bexar: $5,000
  • Coca-Cola: $1,500
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority: $1,000
  • SAGE: $1,000
  • Skanska: $1,000

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: Gloria Villela-Reyes
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

Make checks payable to San Antonio Area Foundation - MLK Commission Scholarship or donate directly to the SA Area Foundation online.