This year, the Blue Cares Scholarship board awarded 24 students with scholarship money to attend the colleges of their choice.

The students have not yet been told the amount of their awards. That information will be revealed at the scholarship reception dinner. Award prizes vary, with one student being named the Top Cop Winner and receiving $2,500 in scholarship money.

Director of Community Outreach and Fundraising Adriana Valadez expressed her excitement for the annual tradition. “We’re excited to award 24 graduating high school seniors scholarships that will help further their college ambitions,” she said. There were a total of 166 scholarship applicants this year!

In alphabetical order, the winners of the 2018 Blue Cares Scholarship are:

Caroline Anderson
MacArthur High School

Thais Barron
McCollum High School

Keilee Clayton
Churchill High School

Cole Cunov
Reagan High School

Pearl Fernandes
Judson Early College Academy

Laura Filerio
McCollum High School

Angelica Flores
Antonian College Preparatory High School

Mia Gonzalez
Incarnate Word High School

Taylor Hamilton
East Central High School

Maya Hammer
Stevens High School

Kylett Jones
Health Careers High School

Sonia Joy
Health Careers High School

Yvette Machado
Floresville High School

Samantha Martinez
Harlandale High School

Natalie Menchaca
Poteet High School

Justin Morrison
Madison High School

Zane Noble
Madison High School

Kamille Oliveras
Jay High School

Viviana Quezada
McCollum High School

Alexandra Salinas
Madison High School

Sierra Salinas
Madison High School

Grace Valderama
Johnson High School

Chandler West
Warren High School

David Zeldes
International School of the Americas

The Blue Cares Scholarship was created in memory of San Antonio Police Officer Patricia Calderon, who was killed in the line of duty on December, 27th, 1988. She was the first female police officer killed in the line of duty, having served five years with the department.