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Patricia Calderon Scholarship

SAPOA Memorial Scholarship

The San Antonio Police Officers Association Patricia Calderon Scholarship (formerly SAPOA Blue Cares Scholarship) was created in memory of Officer Patricia Calderon, the first female officer killed in the line of duty, on December 27, 1988.

The SAPOA Patricia Calderon Scholarship continues to honor all San Antonio Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect our city. We keep their memories alive by awarding college scholarships to deserving applicants wishing to further their education.

Scholarship Criteria

The Patricia Calderon Scholarship will be available online beginning Wednesday, January 17, 2024. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 1, 2024. No exceptions will be made for incomplete applications.

Any graduating high school seniors wishing to apply must meet the following criteria:


* If selected as a finalist, applicants will be called for an in-person panel interview with our scholarship committee. We aim to schedule in-person interviews in late March/ early April.

* If awarded the SAPOA Patricia Calderon Scholarship, you will be called upon for speaking engagements and/or be asked to volunteer at fundraising events on behalf of SAPOA.

2023 Recipients

Brandon Vazquez Munoz

  • Claudia Taylor Johnson High School

Katelyn Teter

  • The Christian School at Castle Hills

Alexandria Chacon

  • Health Careers High School

Magdalena Keller

  • Dillard McCollum High School

Venkata Pullabhotla

  • Louis D. Brandeis High School

Sydney Dang

  • William J. Brennan High School

Rebekah Jones

  • John Jay Science and Engineering Academy

Amanda Salvatierra

  • Claudia Taylor Johnson High School

Giana Hilliard

  • Incarnate Word High School

Londyn Hall

  • James Madison High School