What Being From an Immigrant Family Meant to Stephanie, and How that Motivated Her

Rice University

My parents are immigrants and sacrificed so much by coming to the USA. They dreamed of their children attending college and getting degrees, and I wanted to make that dream a reality. So I always knew I wanted a college degree, but didn’t know how which college would want me, or how I was going to afford it.

My degree has been everything to me! It has taught me to aim high and have confidence in my abilities. I also met some of the most important people in my life at college. I am most proud of receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship, and for getting accepted to UT Law.

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