Patricia Calderon Scholarship

The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association Patricia Calderon Scholarship (formerly SAPOA Blue Cares 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 Patricia Calderon 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.



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.
    • Please send your official, stamped, and sealed transcript to:
      • Blue Cares, 1939 NE Loop 410, Ste 300, San Antonio, TX 78217
      • Copies Will NOT be accepted. Electronic transcripts are acceptable only if emailed directly from your school’s registrar. Please note, your scholarship application will not be complete until your transcript is received. To email transcripts, or for further questions please reach out to Sofia at
  • 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 on or before Friday, February 11, 2022

If selected as a finalist, you will be called for an interview with our Scholarship Committee. If awarded the S.A.P.O.A. Patricia Calderon 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.

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2021 Scholarship Winners

Liberty Davidson

Madison High School

Keagan Dollarhide

Churchill High School

Imani Evans

Clark High School

Lauren Gonzalez

Communications Arts High School

Amariah Gustamante

Harlandale High School

Kylee Hensley

Bandera High School

Emma Jachimowicz

Clemens High School

Anaya Patel

Basis San Antonio – Shavano Campus

Christian Salazar

Harlandale High School

Felipe Serna, Jr.

Antonian College Preparatory High School

Lianna Villarreal

Clemens High School

Morgan Sholund

Smithson Valley High School