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The Linda Pedraza Educational Scholarship


Each year the San Antonio Claims Association awards cash scholarships to members and children of members who are entering college or are already current undergraduates.


Linda Pedraza, 7/6/50 - 5/30/06, was an important part of our association for many years and was loved by so many of us.  Linda held every office possible in the association and most more than once.  Whether it was the Scholarship Committee, Seminars, or Vegas Night , Linda was always there to help.   At our Monthly membership meeting on July 11th  2006, the membership voted unanimously to dedicate our annual scholarship in Linda's memory, in recognition of all of her contributions and many years of dedication to the San Antonio Claims Association.



Scholarship Qualifications


Applicant must be a current member or a financially dependent of parent who is a current member of SACA as of the year of the award and the year prior.


Applicant must complete in full the application and submit before the deadline established for that year.


Applicant must abide by the rules and fully complete requirements which include:

1. Parent must be an active member of the San Antonio Claims Association.

2. A maximum of two pages, typed, autobiography including a statement as to why you are seeking this scholarship.

3. A maximum of one page, typed, of your past two years of volunteer activities, committees, leadership positions, awards, honors and community involvement.

4. New applicants must provide proof of grades or transcripts or acceptance letter from the school

5. All past scholarship recipients must provide confirmation of prior year’s academic completion with proof of grades or transcripts. 






Writing skills, i.e., grammar, spelling





The Committee will be comprised of five (5) SACA members or a member of another professional insurance organization such as SCLA, CPCU or NAIW.


The SACA President will select a committee chair from the SACA advisory board each calendar year.


The Committee will determine the number of scholarships to be awarded and will recommend to the Executive Board the total amount of scholarship money to be distributed.


The Executive Committee will approach the SACA membership at a luncheon for approval.


A parent of a child submitting an application is not eligible to serve on this committee.

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