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Mauricio Sanchez
playing Division I in his hometown

Mauricio Sanchez is a starting safety on the football team. A first-generation college student from San Antonio, he was recruited by other universities in Texas, but he knew that being part of the first UTSA Football team in his hometown could “be something special.”

“Receiving a scholarship allows me to go to a top school without worrying my family with how to help me afford tuition. I get to play a sport I love and focus on getting a good education. It has changed my life and I am blessed to have this support.”

- Mauricio Sanchez

Mauricio’s father is a single parent raising four children, including a brother who is currently enrolled at Texas A&M. A kinesiology major, he is mindful of his responsibility to set a good example for other young people in our community. “This community has given me big time support, especially my high school, Warren. The teachers have posted my photo and share news about how I am doing,” he says.

Scholarships are a critical recruitment tool for each of UTSA’s 17 sports teams. “Scholarships give a person who is hungry for success the opportunity to succeed. Receiving a scholarship allows me to go to a top school without worrying my family with how to help me afford tuition,” says Mauricio. “I get to play a sport I love and focus on getting a good education. It has changed my life and I am blessed to have this support.”

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