Silver Eagle Beverages Awards Scholarships to 45 south Texas-area college students

Aug 9, 2023

SAN ANTONIO (August 8, 2023) – Forty-five college students have been awarded educational scholarships for the 2023–2024 academic year from Silver Eagle Beverages. The Silver Eagle Beverages Scholarship program awards up to a total of $5,000 per academic year to the dependent children of Silver Eagle Beverages employees. The scholarship program was started by the company over 20 years ago and has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to date. The recipients were recently recognized by John L. Nau, III, chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle Beverages, at an award ceremony at their San Antonio office.

“The Silver Eagle Beverages Scholarship program is a wonderful way in which we are able to give back and show support for our employees, their families, and future generations of thinkers,” said Nau. “We are proud to recognize these students as they enter into the next chapter of their lives and pursue their educational goals.”

Listed below are the scholarship recipients grouped by their hometown:

San Antonio

Joshua Cruz

Christian Garza-Ortiz

Catalina Lopez

Jessenia Llamas

Chloe Lopez

Dominic Cantu

Damien Martinez

Keziah Gomez

Christian Samarripa

Bailey Kleiber

Ernesto Gomez

Faith Franz

Alexandria Rodriguez

Kara McKinnie

Cheyanne Zavala

Ashley Hernandez

Alesia Hernandez

Skylar Herrera

Richard Guerra

Serenity Vasquez

Faith Taylor

Anthony Kaples

Bryan Hurtado

Michael De Hoyos

Marco Hurtado

Ryan Mitchell

Meadow Gonzales

Richard Lopez

Victoria Hernandez

Joseph  Chavez

Cristina Naranjo


Desiree Lama


Daemon Rodriguez


Carolena Herrera

Del Rio

Leanna Galindo

Alexandra Lugo

Karina Galindo

Eagle Pass

Ricardo Luna Rodriguez

Iliana Luna


Erica Meza

La Vernia

Cade Ratliff

Curt Ratliff


Joshua Garcia

Universal City

Julianna Mendez


Megan Vanderford

The Silver Eagle Beverages Scholarship award program provides up to five years of funding for an undergraduate degree and up to two years of funding for a graduate degree, two-year degree, or technical school. The Greater Houston Community Foundation administers the Silver Eagle Beverages Scholarship awards program.

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About Silver Eagle Beverages

Silver Eagle Beverages is one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the United States. More than 500 employees service a territory that includes Bexar County and extends over 12 additional counties in southwest Texas. Silver Eagle Beverages’ footprint covers 18,481 square miles from Wilson County to Val Verde County on the state border. With a corporate office and warehouse in San Antonio, warehouse in Del Rio and depot in Carrizo Springs, Silver Eagle Beverages distributes a broad selection of domestic and import brands, national and local craft beers, and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Since 1995, Greater Houston Community Foundation has helped Houston thrive by convening philanthropic resources and knowledge to drive philanthropy in our community, distributing over $2 billion in grants at the direction of its donors since inception. Through various charitable vehicles, including donor advised funds, the Foundation partners with donors to meet their objectives by supporting grant making, including providing programming, advising, and educational opportunities for donors to maximize their philanthropic impact.

Greater Houston Community Foundation is widely considered to be the go-to partner for high-profile philanthropic partnerships in the Greater Houston area, including major disaster relief initiatives, such as the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, and, most notably, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The Foundation leads collaborations that support the wellbeing and vitality of Houston including Understanding Houston, a regional indicators partnership with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that provides key data for philanthropists, business and nonprofit leaders, to drive decision-making in important areas of investment in Houston including economic opportunity, housing and education.

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