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!

2019 Scholarship Winners

Nathan Cano

St. Anthony Catholic High School

Sylvia Carreno

Johnson High School

Karla Chavez

Kennedy High School

Benjamin Feinstein

Keystone School

Alyssa Gomez

Harlan High School

Braden Hammond

International School of the Americas

Jade Moreno

Memorial High School

Callahan Perry

Churchill High School

Jaelynn Rodriguez

Kennedy High School

Jacob Salas

Medina Valley High School

Lamya Teamer

Kennedy High School

Stephanie Whitehurst

Churchill High School

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.