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Scholarship Recipients

Aspiring Athletes, Committed Students

HSFE raises funds to provide scholarship assistance to aspiring students. We have provided opportunities primarily to two groups: student athletes and participants in Project STAY, both located in San Antonio.  Occasionally, we consider requests from outside those two groups.

Project STAY: Finding Scholars and Helping them Stay on Track

Project STAY, Inc. is a Department of Education-funded organization with an Education Talent Search program that works with high school students to guide them on a college path that includes a rigorous academic curriculum. Project STAY encourages college-bound students to apply for scholarships, including HSFE scholarships. Project STAY provides us those applications that qualify for our scholarship. We are proud to offer these under-privileged youth a hand up to help them realize their true calling, pursue a college degree, and go on to lead and serve; the vast majority of these winners are Hispanic. We have provided 165 scholarships as of 2023.


The names are grouped by the year in which we awarded the scholarship, with the most recent year first. The scholarships had been for $1,000 but in 2023 we increased the amount to $1,500 to adjust for inflation since 2006. Those entries with the name of a sport are the ones awarded to student athletes to supplement the partial athletic scholarship being provided by the college.

Since 2019 we have also given each scholarship recipient a copy of the book Getting Over the Four Hurdles of Life, by Coach Dale Brown (head basketball coach at Louisiana State University, 1972-1997).  This has been possible because of Coach Brown’s generous donation of 100 books to HSFE.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Melanie Cortinas Brackenridge High School
Gabriella Gallegos O’Connor High School
Matthew Garcia STEM Early College High School
Rikkandra Gonzalez Kennedy High School
Skylar Herrera Memorial High School
Charlysse Lobo McCollum High School
Gael Martinez Jefferson High School
Francisco Medina Edison High School
Genaro Rocha South San High School
Allyanna Rosario South San High School

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Merab Andrade-Trejo Lanier High School
Daniel Gonzalez Kennedy High School
Nikolas Lara McCollum High School
Alahnna Limones Roosevelt High School
Demauria Miles* Hebron High School
Lorena Ramirez Banquete High School
Dariana Morales Reyes Brackenridge High School
Annabelle Reyna Burbank High School
Divine Watson Sam Houston High School
Prisilla Ybarra STEM Early College

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Jacqueline Baldazo Burbank High School
Kayla Baltazar Memorial High School
Jayson L. DeLeon Brackenridge High School
Justin Gallegos McCollum High School
Sidney Katherine Haley Memorial High School
Jonathan Martinez Burbank High School
Marco Antonio Ramos STEM Early College
Angelina Santos McCollum High School
Skyla St. Clair Jefferson High School
Stephanea Valles El Dorado High School

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Alberto Arias Memorial High School
Sadie Ballesteros Southwest High School
Miguel Barrera Holmes High School
Michael Carreon Jefferson High School
Sebastian Castellanos Highlands High School
Celeste Delgado Kennedy High School
Rozelle Escobedo McCollum High School
Diego Garcia (International Transfer – Mexico)
Maddison Gutierrez Burbank High School
Tiffany Lopez Memorial High School
Alex Martinez Fox Tech High School
Francisco Martinez South San High School
Issac Perez Brackenridge High School
Kelly Salinas United High School (Laredo, TX)
Angeline Sanchez Steele High School
Maya Sarate Advance Learning Center
Mark Saucedo Lanier High School
David Tellez Del Rio High School (Del Rio, TX)
Natalia Trevino United High School (Laredo, TX)
Christopher Zepeda Cypress High School (Houston, TX)

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Fabiola Cadena McCollum High School
Karen Cantero Burbank High School
Alexa Estrada Brackenridge High School
Desirae Gonzalez Kennedy High School
Sharina A. Martinez Burbank High School
Magna L. Morales South San High School
Montserrat Moreno Advanced Learning Academy
Gabriela Rodriguez Harlandale High School
Heaven Rubio McCollum High School
Victoria Tello McCollum High School

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Noelia Aguinaga S.T.E.M. Early College
Lilliana Briseno East Central High School
John Anthony Castaneda Harlandale High School
Christian Nate Degollado Jefferson High School
Deborah Fuentes South San High School
Kaila Gonzalez Sam Houston High School
Raul Alberto Gutierrez Reagan High School
Daniel Thomas Jones Comfort High School
Nicole Kassis Johnson High School
Matthew Klar Marshall High School
Norberto Lira MacArthur High School
Ashley Maldonado Cigarroa High School (Laredo)
Jacob Montejano Brandeis High School
Sophia Mora Incarnate Word High School
Raphael Alejandro Omana Johnson High School
Julieta Pedraza Kennedy High School
Martin Rios McCollum High School
Star Romero Lanier High School
Disiree Thomas Highlands High School
Angelica Vasquez Fox Tech High School

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Brenda Campbell Burbank High School
Sasha Cisneros Fox Tech High School
Jorge Collazo Johnson High School
Ashley de la Cruz Highlands High School
Mariah Duran Brackenridge High School
Amanda Esparza Southside High School
Mikhayla Flores Highlands High School
Ricardo Gallegos Kennedy High School
Monique Gonzalez South San High School
Jonah Guajardo O’Connor High School
Olivia Harolds Katy Mayde Creek High School (Harris County, TX)
Cierra Martinez St. Anthony High School
Phillip Medrano O’Connor High School
Elizabeth Olivarez Edinburg High School
Juan Ortiz Kennedy High School
Jacob Perez Highlands High School
Kevin Pourasef Churchill High School
Gabe Quinones MacArthur High School
Elvia Raya Edison High School
Jane Kayla Rico McCollum High School
Destiny Riojas Harlandale High School
Sabrina Ruiz McCollum High School
Jazmyne Steward Sam Houston High School
Anissa Tamez Incarnate Word High School
Jose Trevino Lanier High School
Alexis White George Ranch HS (Ford Bend County, TX)
Jesse Ybarra Memorial High School

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Elise Acosta Brennan High School
Joshua Bailey Madison High School
Giovanni Cardenas Science Academy of South Texas
Esmeralda Coronado Judson High School
Gerardo Daniels Johnson High School
Preston Elliott Churchill High School
Gerardo Gonzales Highlands High School
Mariel Guevara Edison High School
Marisol Mendoza Brackenridge High School
Perla Monsivais Lanier High School
Emily Paniagua McCollum High School
Dharti Patel Harlandale High School
Anyssa Rivera East Lake HS (El Paso, TX)
Jose Armando Rodriguez South San Antonio High School
Daisy Rymers Kennedy High School
Cecilia Salazar Sam Houston High School
Kasey Saldana O’Connor High School
Breanna Walker Memorial High School
Lena Wilson Judson High School
C. Kane Ybarra Brandeis High School

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Recipient High School
Patrick Bousselot Steele High School
Candice Bradshaw Home-schooled
Ruben Chapa Fox Tech High School
Brook Cousins Smithson Valley High School
Flor Davila Brackenridge High School
Christine Hernandez Edison High School
Stevan Hinojosa Sharyland HS (Mission, TX)
Rafael Jauregui Jefferson High School
Alexis Macias East Central High School
Marcela Martinez Harlandale High School
Sophia Perez Antonian High School
Oscar Plascencia John Jay High School
Merrick Ramos O’Connor High School
Erica Robertson Brandeis High School
Destiny Rodriguez South San Antonio High School
Jonathan Rodriguez McCollum High School
Michael Rodriguez Burbank High School
Jonathan Rosales Jefferson High School
Brenda Urbina Lanier High School
Valeria Villa Memorial High School

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Student School
Aragon, Maria Harlandale High School
Bermea, Denisse South San High School
Carlton, Dy’mon Sam Houston High School
Gonzalez, Joseph D. Burbank High School
Ibarra, Joseph M. Fox Tech High School
Jalomo, Stephanie Memorial High School
Lopez, Anthony Highlands High School
Ortega, Sabina Brackenridge High School
Rendon, Israel Lanier High School
Rodriguez, Diana Jefferson High School
Rodriguez, Javier McCollum High School
Ruiz, Jeanette Edison High School
Vallejo, Natalie Kennedy High School
Berrigan, Ian O’Connor HS golf
Brown, Shameka Judson HS basketball
Hernandez, Juan Southwest HS soccer
Lambarida, Jaclyn O’Connor HS soccer
Malinovsky, Nathan New Braunfels HS baseball
Martinez, John MacArthur HS baseball
Martinez, Leslie O’Connor HS unk
Ramsey, Amber Canyon Lake HS volleyball
Rendon, Julia Stevens High HS basketball
Ruiz, Enrique III Brandeis HS baseball
Sanchez, Amanda O’Connor HS softball
Schriedel, Chris O’Connor HS golf

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Christopher M. Calvillo Burbak High School
Louren Contreras South San High School
Brandon Estrada Highlands High School
Mercedes Garcia Brackenridge High School
Emily Garza Memorial High School
Ashly Medina Fox Tech High School
Joseph Rios Jr. John F. Kennedy High School
Genevieve Soto Harlandale High School
Joshua M. Luera Thomas Jefferson High School
Jesse Z. Torres Sidney Lanier High School
Arocha, Katrisha Southwest HS softball
Bustamante, Briana Incarnate Word HS basketball
Figueroa, Andrea New Braunfels HS tennis
Haerens, Chris New Braunfels HS unk
Holguin, Jerold Clark HS golf
Martinez, Carlos Martin HS (Laredo) basketball
Meia, Rachel Cypress Ranch HS basketball
Solis, Janelle Southwest HS volleyball
Wallace, Cody Steele HS basketball
Wilborn, Alexandra Holmes HS volleyball

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Adam Balboa South San Antonio UTSA & UTHSC  Biology/Pre-med
Alyssa Browne Brandeis  OLLU – basketball
Destiny Cazares Fox Tech  OLLU  Bilingual Education
Alexandria Cruz La Vernia  OLLU – volleyball
Alex Diehl Judson  OLLU – soccer
Frank Espinoza Harlandale UT Austin  Biochemistry
Kyle W. Grady Edison UTSA  Computer Engineering
Ciara Hill Highlands UIW  Nursing
E.J. Hubbard Judson  OLLU – basketball
Marianna Hurtado Madison  OLLU – soccer
Andrew Juarez Brackenridge UT Austin  International Studies
Claire LaHue La Vernia  OLLU – volleyball
Estanislado Martinez Carrizo Springs  OLLU – tennis
Jeanette Parra Brackenridge Hamilton College NY  Biology
Jessica Hill Rodriguez Thomas Jefferson UTSA  Nursing
San Juanita Rodriguez Lanier Harvard  Business Administration
Juan Salazar Kennedy Texas A&M Engineering

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Burtone, Brianna Clark  soccer
Ybarra, Steven O’Connor  soccer
Chapa, Marcelo Southwest  soccer
Checotah, Christina O’Connor  basketball
Cisneros, Arlene O’Connor  basketball
Putney, Brittany Antonian  volleyball
Willoughby, Brittany Stevens  volleyball
Zanketti, Lauren Comfort  tennis
Duque, David Burbank  cross country
Ximenez, Ruby Pleasanton  softball
Hernandez, Fatima Lanier Medicine
Cruz, Roland Harlandale Medicine
Garcia, Laura Jefferson Nursing
Claros, Clara Fox Tech Nursing
Gomez, Magaly Memorial Agribusiness
Cirilo, Prestyn Highlands Enginering
Hudson, Taylor Harlandale Kinesiology
Valdez, Alec Burbank Education
Casiano, Abigail South San Pharmacy
Ocampo, Socorro Ann South San Communication Science

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Kotson, Tyler Tivy                       basketball
Cooper, Leslie Holmes                 tennis
Cravens, Mark Stevens                  basketball
Kindred, Nichole MacArthur            basketball
Zurek, Cody Clark                       golf
Stubbs, Maretta John Jay                basketball
Moreno, Joel Highlands              tennis
Matthews, Marquisha Marshall                 volleyball
Garza, Nick Southwest               tennis
Otis, Brianna East Central            soccer
Dewitt, Mark Jefferson
Ehilich, Julianne Jefferson
Galvan, Mercedes South San
Garza, Miguel Lanier
Guadarrama, Franco Highlands
Hernandez, Tania Burbank
Hidalgo, Lorie Kennedy
Neri, Abel Neri Jr. Lanier
Reyes, Ashley Danielle Harlandale
Reyes, Kevin Memorial

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