About Us

Our Rich History Begins with the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago

The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago was established in 1972 by a group of five men who saw the need to preserve their culture and formalize the trust, support, and respect among its membership while collaborating to assist the community at large. Over the past half century the Krewe has formally and informally supported the local community in various ways to include providing for the needy, mentoring entrepreneurs, supporting the local economy, and helping bright young minds navigate the hallowed halls of the local collegiate environments.

In 1994, the members of the Krewe formalized their philanthropic commitments by creating the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation which is an independent 501(c)(3) organization committed to the enrichment of the local Tampa Bay Area community. The Foundation’s Mission is ‘To support college scholarships and other educational enhancements for qualified Latino students at higher educational institutions in the state of Florida.’ Currently the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Foundation provides scholarships to over 63 local college students at the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College but the goal is to continue to expand that number reflecting the continued expansion of the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and its unyielding commitment to the unique heritage of the Tampa Bay Area.

Our Mission

To support college scholarships and other educational enhancements for qualified Latino students at higher educational institutions in the state of Florida.

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Our Approach

We work with the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago, the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Hillsborough Community College to promote excellent opportunities in education for Latino students who need it most.

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Real Students, Real Results

Many of our scholarship recipients are first-generation college students. Many came to America as children or teenagers, facing many personal and professional challenges. Learn their stories and what drives them to succeed.