Scholarships Awarded

San Antonio Junior Forum is proud to have awarded over $260,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the San Antonio area.

San Antonio Junior Forum Scholarship Recipients – 2019-2020

                                                              SAJF Presidential Scholarship                                                                      


Brian Yancelson – Brian is a member of NHS, National Hispanic Scholar, Mu Alpha Theta, Future Business Leaders of America and District Education Advisory Council.  Other activities include Alamo Heights Young Democrats, kid reporter for Sports Illustrated, “Sports with Brian” Articles, Co-Editor in chief of School Newspaper, 1st place in San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Contest, and beat reporter for the baseball team. Also, he has spearheaded Jewish education on his campus. Brian’s dream is to become the general manager of a professional baseball team.  To start towards this, he is planning on getting a degree in journalism.  His teachers not only enjoy having him in class, but enjoy being around him and feel he will have no problem being a success in college.  ACT 32;  SAT 1400;  Alamo HS Class Rank: 9 out of 359;  GPA 103.8.



 SAJF Memorial Scholarship

Aidan Brockman - Aidan is a member of NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, STEM Ambassadors, St. Mary’s University Pre-Engineering Summer Camp, US Navy SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Summer Program.  He also has received academic awards for Excellence in US History and Computer Science and on the Honor Roll all 4 years of High School.  Other awards he has received are the Pillars of Character Award (multiple times), Presidential Volunteer Service Award (four times), San Antonio Student Ambassador to China (summer 2016) and San Antonio Student Ambassador to Japan (summer of 2018.)  He is also active in Summer of Service San Antonio, Cyber Patriot, and Model United Nations.  Aidan is in the Fellowship Youth Group affiliated with Grace Episcopal Church. His career goal is to be an engineer and a business owner, attaining a Master’s Degree immediately and a PHD later down the road.  His teachers were all very positive regarding Aidan.  ACT 29;  SAT 1370;  LEE STEM Class Rank 35 out of 593;  GPA 110.


SAJF Presidential Special Needs

Eduardo Mejia – Eduardo receives special education services under Other Health Impaired.  He has physical disabilities that require teaching aids such as a computer (versus writing) and a wheelchair.  Also, he has special transportation to school.  In spite of his disability, he had not let it interfere with his schooling.  He has been in band all through high school, in the student council, HOSA, Men of Honor (focusing on community service), Robotics and Texas Boys State.  In band he has won several UIL awards.  His career goal is pharmacy.  Needless to say, his teachers are very impressed with his determination and work ethic and gave glowing evaluations.   SAT 1190; Somerset Class Rank  11 of 230;  GPA 96.96.

SAJF Terry R. Bezdek Scholarship


Saide Johnson – Saide is a member of NHS, Key Club, Communities in Schools Project Success College Leadership Program, Health Occupations of Students Association and Foreign Language Club/German Club. Her community service includes the Animal Defense League/Rising 56, Communities in Schools, Bracken Pumpkin Patch, Concessions at the football games, Schertz Methodist Church Fall Festival, Egg Stuffing for Easter in the Park, and Adopt-A-Highway to pick up litter along the highway.  She also has received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award to attend the leadership camp and Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy.  Saide has been raised in a military family, living in 5 states, 8 cities and 12 schools.  Although there were some challenges, she says that the positives outweighed those.  Her goal is to either become a software developer or a medical professional, obtaining at least a master’s degree.  Her teachers also not only rated her very highly but also wrote glowing recommendations.  ACT 29;  SAT 1370;  Steele Class Rank 19 of 558;  GPA 103.34.


San Antonio Junior Forum Margaret Hudson Scholarship



Frederico Chavez-Torres is completing his second year at the at the University of Texas in Austin and will return next year.

For a list of past scholarship recipients, click here.

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Phone: 210-545-2187

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