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Scholarships winners start college

Valero Alamo Bowl staffers don’t feel the emotional whirlwind of a parent dropping of their child off at college.

However, we do get to share in the excitement for a special group of 75 recent graduates of San Antonio high schools. These students were each selected as Valero Alamo Bowl Student-Athlete Scholars.

They will split $562,500 in scholarship awards from the Bowl meaning they each receive $7,500 to attend the college of their choice.

So where are they going?

In a typical year, the 75 winners go to a wide range of 40+ schools across the country. As we know, the impact of COVID-19 has made 2020 a year unlike any other and prompted many winners to stay closer to home.

The most popular choice of our winners is the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl Champion, the University of Texas. A record 15 winners are heading to Austin this month followed by 9 students enrolling at Texas A&M-College Station.

Here are the schools welcoming Valero Alamo Bowl Student-Athlete winners:

Baylor University

Blinn College

Brigham Young University

Concordia University of Texas

Cornell University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Naval Academy

Notre Dame

Our Lady of the Lake University

Pepperdine University

Prairie View A&M University

Schreiner University

St. Edward’s University

St. Mary’s University

SMU

Texas A&M – College Station

Texas A&M – San Antonio

Texas State University

Texas State University

Trinity University

University of Houston

University of San Diego

University of South Carolina

University of Texas – Austin

University of Texas – Permian Basin

University of the Incarnate Word

UTSA

Washington University

West Texas A&M

The Valero Alamo Bowl also awards an additional $440,000 in scholarships for juniors and seniors at every local university. The Valero Alamo Bowl contributes $220,000 and the total is matched by each university.

The winners of this program attending the University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, Texas A&M–San Antonio, Trinity University and UTSA will be announced this Fall.

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