Meet the SAAHJ 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists awarded $40,000 in scholarships among 14 students attending college in the local region this academic year.

SAAHJ is dedicated to helping Latinos and young professionals of all backgrounds pursue careers in journalism and other communications professions. Every year, the association helps advance these endeavors by awarding tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships — more than $250,000 during its more-than-30-year history — to deserving students and by recognizing those scholars during its annual scholarship gala.

Thanks to a partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation, the SAAHJ has an online scholarship application system, making its scholarship program more accessible.

SAAHJ 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Here’s a look at the 14 students awarded a total of $40,000 in scholarships from the SAAHJ this year. They were presented to the SAAHJ community during the 2019 Scholarship & Awards Gala on Aug. 3.

Name Class School
Nicole Bautista Senior Texas State University
Samantha Esparza Senior Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Deandra Gonzalez Junior Texas State University
Annette
Guerra-Armendariz
Freshman Texas A&M University (College Station)
Cameron Jones Freshman University of Texas
at Austin
Cristela Jones Freshman Texas State University
Kailey Lopez Junior Trinity University
Bethany Dee Melendez Senior University of the
Incarnate Word
Renee Muñiz Senior University of the
Incarnate Word
Oziel Trevino Munoz Senior Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Christine Romero Senior Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Samantha Salazar Senior St. Mary’s University
Armando Villarreal III Senior Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Gabrielle Yanez Freshman University of the
Incarnate Word