"I decided to attend a four year university because I knew the benefits of earning a four year degree, I will have more options and opportunities available to me. I also read that there is a small percentage of students who actually transfer to a four year university after graduating with an Associate's degree and did not want to put myself in that situation. I actually never pictured myself attending UTSA. I always thought I would leave the city I've lived in my whole life and experience a new one. But, when reality sunk in my senior year of high school and it came down to applying to schools some of which were hours and hours away, I couldn't bare the thought of leaving my family. UTSA is a great school and offered my intended major so I saw no point in leaving. Being admitted into the ACE program I thought was a huge blessing it was a no brainer for me to accept. Along with financial support I also know that I also have academic support in order to help me graduate. This makes the ACE scholarship stand out compared to other scholarships."
2016 ACE Scholar Alexandra Alvarez
Business Marketing Major