Skip to main content


          The Association for Women in Communications

HomeSan Antonio Ajay Castro Scholarship
To add a link to the left side, click in the white space below the existing links.Use the link builder in the toolbar to add a link. The page will automatically style the links. To edit colors, edit the html, and change #4c4c4c and #a12422 to the colors you want. Be careful removing existing links. Don't backspace too far, it'd be better if you edited the html.

Ajay Castro Scholarship

The San Antonio Chapter of the AWC Ajay Castro Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. There will be no application process during the 2018-2019 academic year. Beginning the following year, the San Antonio Area Foundation will be administering the Ajay Castro Scholarship.

Previous scholarships have ranged from $500 – $2,000.  In the future, we are considering awarding larger amounts. Please note that we have changed the criteria. You do not have to have a three-year lapse in your college education.

Scholarship candidates must:

  • Be female and an undergraduate student majoring in a communications-related field, to include print or broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, or speech communication, such as public speaking, digital media, etc., at a Bexar County college or university.
  • Preference will be given to a re-entering student, defined as an individual enrolled in a college or university after a minimum three-year lapse from the time they graduated from high school or left the academic world. 
  • Be a high school graduate or earned a GED.
  • Meet at least a 2.0 GPA in all college work after the lapse.
  • Submit an essay

Applications will be accepted through the San Antonio Area Foundation website.

Awardees will be selected in late spring.

The scholarship check will be sent by the San Antonio Area Foundation, administrator of the scholarship, to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled.



The San Antonio Professional Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications Ajay Castro Scholarship was established in 1989, in honor of longtime member Ajay Castro, who served that year as National Professional Conference Chair. Castro, a former Women in Communications President and Headliner, focused on education during her long public relations career.
Ajay Castro

The late Audreyjane “Ajay” Castro was one of San Antonio’s leading communicators. To honor Ajay, the San Antonio Chapter of AWC established a special scholarship fund in her honor. Through the years, she demonstrated her professional expertise by serving as the public information officer for the city’s largest school district, playing a major role in the promotion of the Rivercenter and developing Ford Motor Company’s “Salute to Education.” At the same time, Ajay served on many nonprofit association boards and special event steering committees. Not only did she offer valuable insight to countless organizations, but she also offered advice, support and connections to two generations of women communicators. Of special interest to Ajay were those women who, like Ajay, left the work force to raise a family. Due to a lack of education or training, many of these women face additional challenges when trying to re-enter the work force.

San Antonio Area Foundation

The scholarship fund is managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation. You may donate online at or send your tax-deductible donation to:

San Antonio Area Foundation
Attn: Ajay Castro Scholarship
303 East Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, Texas 78215

Stay Connected with the San Antonio Chapter

Facebook     Twitter