San Antonio Academy serves as a significant community resource, graduating future leaders in South Texas and beyond. The Academy has attracted a diverse student body that includes young men from a broad range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and the school stands committed to maintaining its diversity. To help preserve the school's diversity, need-based tuition assistance is offered to a limited number of deserving students.
One of the greatest benefits to a school's financial aid program is an endowment designated for need-based scholarships. While the Scholarship Fund has increased fifteen-fold since 1985, funds do not meet demand or expectation. Each year our financial aid budget is depleted before it can meet the needs of qualified applicants. More and more families are applying and demonstrating need, but The Academy does not have the resources to help many worthy boys.
I remember my days at The Academy with great fondness. Not only were some of my best friends made during those years, but I think my moral compass was set at that time as well... Some of those lessons learned from the staff at East French still ring true and light the way!
San Antonio Academy's Board of Trustees has a long-standing policy of relying solely upon scholarship endowment interest and annual restricted gifts instead of using operating funds for financial aid. As a result, the growth of our endowment fund is essential if The Academy is to continue to enroll a diverse student body and meet our goal of providing need-based assistance to ten percent of the student body.
San Antonio Academy must continue building its Scholarship Endowment to continue enrolling qualified and committed students who require financial assistance in order to attend. Donors receive updates on their scholar's progress and know that their gifts support a student who otherwise be unable to attend The Academy. Most important, donors know that they are investing in future leaders ... young men who will play an important role in San Antonio, South Texas and beyond.
The scholarship was a dream come true for my grandson. The education he received from San Antonio Academy was top of the line. The teachers and the entire Academy staff helped in shaping his future...I thank God that you saw a need for such a humanitarian act."
-Grandmother of Academy graduate and scholarship recipient.