Blue Cares Scholarship

The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association Blue Cares Scholarship (formerly SAPOA Benefit Fund Scholarship) was created in memory of Officer Patricia Calderon who was killed in the line of duty on December 27, 1988. Officer Calderon served five years with the Department and was the first female San Antonio Police Officer killed in the line of duty.

The SAPOA Blue Cares Scholarship continues to honor all San Antonio Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We keep their memories alive by awarding college scholarships to deserving applicants wishing to further their education.

Each year, the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association Blue Cares Scholarship awards up to $6,000 to five recipients. Four recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship and one recipient receives a nonrenewable $2,000 scholarship. The five recipients will be announced in March and a check presentation will be hosted by the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association.


Scholarship Criteria

Any graduating high school senior wishing to apply must meet the following criteria:
Each applicant must:

  • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter from an accredited college or university. (Just one please)
  • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 85/3.3 throughout their high school career.
  • Provide an original, sealed high school transcript.
  • Provide an essay on why you feel you should be selected as a recipient, your future goals, and your life experiences that have influenced you to choose your career path.
  • Essay should be typed, no longer than two pages in length, Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced with one inch margins.
  • All applications must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, February 15, 2019.

If selected as a finalist, you will be called for an interview with our Scholarship Committee. If awarded the S.A.P.O.A. Scholarship, you may be called upon for speaking engagements and/or be asked to volunteer at fundraising events on behalf of the S.A.P.O.A.


Submissions for 2019 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied this year!

2018 Scholarship Winners

Caroline Anderson
O’Connor High School

Angelica Flores
Antonian College Preparatory High School

Yvette Machado
Floresville High School

Viviana Quezada
McCollum High School

Thais Barron
McCollum High School

Mia Gonzalez
Incarnate Word High School

Samantha Martinez
Harlandale High School

Alexandra Salinas
Madison High School

Keilee Clayton
Churchill High School

Taylor Hamilton
East Central High School

Natalie Menchaca
Poteet High School

Sierra Salinas
Madison High School

Cole Cunov
Reagan High School

Maya Hammer
Stevens High School

Justin Morrison
Madison High School

Grace Valderama
Johnson High School

Pearl Fernandes
Judson Early College Academy

Kylett Jones
Health Careers High School

Zane Noble
Madison High School

Chandler West
Jay Science & Engineering Academy

Laura Filerio
McCollum High School

Sonia Joy
Health Careers High School

Kamille Oliveras
Jay High School

David Zeldes
International School of the Americas

Project C J

Volunteers are the most important assets to any non-profit program. We appreciate any help that is offered.

The goal of Project CJ is to ensure children have enough healthy snacks and food options during their time away from school and on weekends.