Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Fund Recipiants

NOTE: The deadline for the scholarship application is March 31, 2023

Graduating high school seniors attending school in Bexar County can apply for the scholarship.

The number of awards and amounts vary depending on fundraising efforts. Please note that the organization grants between 5-10 students.  

Submission Guidelines

Cesar E Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation

Your application should include the following:

  • An attached letter of recommendation
  • An essay or poem
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • An acceptance letter to an accredited community college, university, trade school or culinary school

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

Your submitter must be a past or present academic instructor, mentor, coach or teacher. Their letter must:

  • Be 8½ x 11 page in length
  • Be on institutional letterhead
  • Be typed and double-spaced
  • Bear the applicant’s full name

Their letter should include the following information:

  • Your current academic ability or status
  • Any services to society
  • Challenges you've overcome
  • Leadership skills
  • Community/school activity participation 

Essay and Poem Guidelines

Your essay or poem must:

  • Be 8½ x 11 page in length
  • Be typed and double-spaced
  • Bear the applicant’s full name
  • Be limited to 2 pages


Pick an area of interest relating to the San Antonio community and provide insight on where you think we should be making progress and prospering as a community. Share your ambitions and how you plan to include the aspirations and needs of others in your life in the future.


Create an original poem inspired by any Cesar E. Chavez Quotes. Samples are below:

  • “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community….Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and our own.”
  • “True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.”


Submit Your Application