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Kelsey Badillo

Kelsey Badillo
ACE scholarship empowers business student

“Never give up, because anything is possible,” shares Kelsey Badillo. As a first-generation college student from the West Side of San Antonio, she credits the Access College and Excel Scholar Program for providing her with opportunities to excel at UTSA.

The program, funded by gifts from Carlos and Malu Alvarez and USAA, was established to help college students pursue their dreams. Kelsey is one of many students who have benefited from their generosity. “ACE is a wonderful program that has given me the ability to transition from high school to college, and to grow as a student and a person,” she says.

As a business management major with a pay-it-forward attitude, she plans to fund a homeless shelter in the community where she grew up. “Because of the ACE Scholar program, I will one day be able to give back to my community just as Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez have given to us,” she shares.

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