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Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship Program awards $1 million to local students

Launched in 2000 with 26 students splitting $52,000, the Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship program’s growth over the past 18 years has mirrored the bowl game that it’s associated with. This year, the program, which is the largest bowl scholarship program in the country, will award $1 million to over 130 students in the San Antonio area.

The program rewards some of San Antonio’s brightest students starting with high school seniors and continuing through the collegiate ranks. In August, at the annual Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pigskin Preview, the Valero Alamo Bowl recognized 63 students from all of San Antonio’s four-year universities. At the Valero Alamo Bowl on Friday, December 28, the high school recipients will be honored on the field of the Alamodome.

The investment back into the city of San Antonio and its future is important to the Valero Alamo Bowl.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you to the universities who again helped us to fund this program,” said 2018 Valero Alamo Bowl Chair Michael Kiolbassa. “In addition to this year’s projected total economic impact of $40 million to our city, the Valero Alamo Bowl is very proud that our scholarship programs will award $1 million to deserving students at every San Antonio high school and four-year university.”

Congratulations to the collegiate scholarship winners and their affiliated schools listed below:

Texas A&M – San Antonio

Kathryn Camacho – Marketing – Junior

Margarita Aguilar – Accounting – Senior

Ashley Sandoval – Management – Senior

Deidre Sequeira – English – Senior

Agustin Lara – Management – Junior

Kim Tocci – Applied Sciences – Senior

Melanie Trevino – Communications – Senior

Christian Hadiwinarta – Biology – Senior

Karissa Mitchem – Accounting – Junior

Maya Tovar – Math – Junior

Ariel Garcia – Education – Junior

Our Lady of the Lake University

Darion Brown – Management – Senior

Abraham Cantu – Kinesiology – Junior

Mariza Cardenas – Kinesiology – Senior

Yovana Cervantes – Computer Information Systems and Security – Senior

Guadalupe Espinosa – Education – Senior

Bobbi Gonzales – Criminal Justice – Senior

Michael Light – Education – Senior

Alexandria Moreno – Education – Senior

Victoria Robledo – Computer Information Systems and Secuirty – Senior

Erica Robertson – Education – Senior

Sumer Sagasta – Education – Senior

Angel Tafolla – Computer Information Systems and Security – Senior

Jaythy Teschner – Computer Information Systems and Security – Junior

Guadalupe Villegas – Computer Information Systems and Security – Senior

Orren Williams – Computer Information Systems and Security – Senior

St. Mary’s University

Jacob Aguilar – Finance and Risk Management – MBA Candidate

Julia Cruz – Exercise and Sport Science – Junior

Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez – Management – Junior

Staci Johns – English Language Arts and Reading – Junior

Monica Ramon – Mathematics – Senior

Trinity University

Megan Allen – English – Senior

Cameron Carlin – Communications – Junior

Samsara Davalos Reyes – Sociology – Junior

Christopher Fanick – Political Science – Senior

Russell Hurrell-Zitelman – Undeclared Major – Junior

Jack Janezic – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology – Senior

Nadia Lozano – Political Science – Senior

Daniel Matthewson – Computer Science – Junior

Alexander Motter – Undeclared Major – Junior

Brenda Ramos – Business Administration – Senior

Emily Ritchie – Russian – Junior

Danielle Trevino – Art – Senior

University of the Incarnate Word

Caprice Lockett – Business – Senior

Brooke Geigenmiller – Business – Junior

Wyomi Aguilar – Business – Senior

Madison Slaughter – Business – Senior

Caitlin Cortez – Business – Junior

Dorena Martinez – Business – Junior

Joshua Martinez – Business – Senior

Sarah Sifuentes – Business – Junior

Richay Stephens – Communications – Junior

Sandra Preciado – Communications – Junior

Jacqueline Velez – Communications – Senior

Paola Valadez – Communications – Senior

Rozlyn Bermea – Education – Junior

Alea Welch – Education – Junior

Amber Aguilar – Business – Junior

Rina Hernandez – Communications – Junior


Zach Pare – Kinesiology, Athletic Medicine – Senior

Billie Marlow – Biochemistry – Senior

Adrian Riley – Finance – Senior

Jenae Shepherd – Sociology – Senior

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