SAC Receives Scholarship Gift from Sembradores of San Antonio

July 3, 2019

SAC Public Relations

San Antonio College has received a gift from Sembradores of San Antonio to bolster an endowment fund started by the local social and civic organization.

Members of the Sembradores board, including Maximo Diaz, president, Nicasio Flores, chair of the education committee, and Alex Bernal, representative of SAC, met with Dr. Robert Vela, president of SAC, to make the check presentation.

For more than 30 years, since if formed the educational endowment in 1988, members of Sembradores have given funds to help Latino students who attend SAC full-time, have completed 24 college hours, and maintained a 3.0 grade point average.

According to Bernal, Sembradores board member and English professor at SAC, many of the scholarship recipients have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, and business people who also engage in civic work.

“They are well rounded citizens and also want to give back to the community,” he said.

Sembradores holds two fundraising events each year to increase the endowment: a gala in the fall and a fashion show in the spring.