Business students at a Valero Alamo Event

Nine business students awarded Valero Alamo Bowl scholarships

SAN ANTONIO – Nine students in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration were awarded scholarships in 2017 by the Valero Alamo Bowl.

The students were among 64 San Antonio college juniors and seniors recognized Sept. 27 at a luncheon in the Alamodome. The recipients will share $420,000 of scholarship money funded by the Valero Alamo Bowl and matching programs at the students’ universities. The scholarship program rewards students who excel academically and who have shown interest in starting their careers in San Antonio.

The nine HEBSBA scholarship recipients listed below are among 16 UIW scholarship recipients.

  • Noah Fuentes – Senior, BBA Management
  • Amanda Garcia – Senior, BBA Marketing
  • Angela Gutierrez – Junior, BBA General Business
  • Celeste Martinez – Junior, BBA Management
  • Daniel Mata – Senior, BBA Sport Management
  • Adriana Ortega – Senior, BBA Finance
  • Lawson Picasso – Senior, BBA Marketing
  • Frank Rivera – Senior, BBA Marketing
  • David Rodriguez – Junior, BBA Management and Economics

Read reactions from some of the students below.

“The scholarship will definitely help alleviate the financial burden that comes with pursuing a higher education. However, this scholarship was very personal for me and my family. We have gone to several years of Alamo Bowl games and have seen some great history occur. From watching Mack Brown coach his last UT-Austin game to losing my voice in the triple overtime game victory of TCU. Football is a major sport in our home and it was a pretty surreal experience to be able to attend an official Valero Alamo Bowl event: Rudy's BBQ Pigskin Preview. It was an amazing experience to be able to listen to the panel of experts and be in a room filled with professionals and sponsors of the event. Truly a great experience.” - Lawson Picasso

“This scholarship means a monumental amount to my degree and future, simply for allowing me the peace of mind knowing my academic expenses will be covered. This allows me to focus all my attention towards my education, and prospering my opportunities by filling time with internships rather than work as much. This builds my future in a multitude of ways.” - Daniel Mata

"I believe the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship goes to show hard work can pay off. The scholarship enlightened me how generous Valero is towards education. For my years that come ahead, I will look back on how impactful Valero was to my community." - Frank Rivera

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration congratulates these students on the much-deserved honor.