It all began in the year of 2010 when I first saw the phenomenal title," A Better way Scholarship". This particular scholarship did not only provide me a better way to college, however I ended up finishing with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Administration from California State University Northridge.
I am thrilled and delighted on how... much this scholarship has assist me to through my developmental upbringing. Towards the end of 2015 I was accepted as an intern at UCLA Santa Monica - Orthopedic Hospital for the Patient and Quality Department. The Better Way Scholarship is a better way indeed!
Edwin Soto Saucedo immigrated to the United States with his family when he was two-years old. He was raised by his single-mother in a low income household where he saw his mother work tirelessly to make ends meet. Influenced by his mother's dedication, persistence and hard work, Edwin graduated with High Honors and as Student Body President from North Hollywood High School in 2010.
Upon graduation, Edwin was accepted to the top colleges in California; however, due to his legal status in the United States, Edwin's educational financial resources were extremely limited.
I am a fifth-year student at UCLA. I will be graduating this June with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Education Studies. My trajectory at UCLA has been challenging due to my status as an undocumented student. But, with the help of continuous support such as A Better Way I have been able to continue my career, and become an advocate for undocumented students at UCLA and the outside community.
I come from a mixed status family where I’m the only undocumented one out of my siblings and the first in my family to go to college. However, I had to find an alternative path to attend UCLA, because institutional and state financial aid had not yet been implemented. Therefore, with the support of my counselors we were able to develop a plan to still attend UCLA.
With the aid I received from scholarships like A Better Way, I was
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