The Scholar Success Program (SSP) aims to create success for SAEP Scholarship recipients by providing community, mentorship, and support throughout scholar’s post-secondary pursuits. By partnering with our 12 partner institutions, we offer scholar-specific outreach efforts and connect scholars with campus and career resources, including emergency aid funding. Scholars also have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program in collaboration with USAA.

Partner Institutions

Not sure if you’re at one of our partner institutions? Check the list below.


Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Our Lady of the Lake University, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, St. Mary’s University, St. Phillip’s College, Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Trinity University, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word

Key Services

Emergency Aid Funds

SAEP-USAA Mentorship Program

Monthly Campus Workshops

Internship and Job Search Support

Study Hours at cafécollege

Semester Check-ins with the Scholar Success Manager

Help Scholars Identify

Campus Resources and Opportunities 

Note: Emergency Aid funds are only for scholars in SAEP’s Scholar Success and Dedicated Advising programs. Individuals not enrolled in these programs are not eligible for SAEP Emergency Aid funds.

SAEP-USAA Mentorship Program

The mentorship program provides scholar participants with professional development and career exploration opportunities. With guidance from their USAA mentor, scholars participate in a 5-month program where they receive:

Updated Resume

Professional Headshot

Updated LinkedIn Profile

Professional Attire Provided by Dress for Success

Assistance Finding and Applying to Internships and Summer Opportunities

Applications for the 2023-2024 Mentorship Program are closed. Applications for the 2024-2025 mentorship program should open Fall 2024 and is only open to scholars receiving the SAEP scholarship during that time. Please reach out to aaustin@saedpartnership.org with any questions.