Only proudly Mexican for scholarship purposes

Clarissa Galindo
Richardson, TX

Growing up in small town Texas, most people expected me to act a certain way just because of my heritage. I was nearly the exact opposite of the living stereotype that was most of the other Mexicans in my high school, including the ones I was related to. It wasn’t until I started applying for scholarships that my mother told to me to embrace who I was to try and have a better chance of winning the local scholarships. Going off for school has allowed me to embrace more of where I came from, simply because I have a chance to explore my heritage without the pressure to act like someone that I am not.


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