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Statement Of Purpose: A First Generation Chicana Student

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As a first generation Chicana scholar, I have to say that receiving my bachelors degree from UCSD, has been my most meaningful accomplishment within the past 4-5 years. First of all, growing up I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to attend a four year university. I was unaware that a young girl from East Los Angeles, could have been given the resources to pursue higher education. Nonetheless, in high school I found the unconditional support of friends, family, and mentors that I had been needing all along. I was able to achieve academic excellence and attend my dream school, UCSD. Once in college, I was challenged socially, psychologically and academically. It was the first time I was away from my family and community. I felt
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