If it were not for the grants he was offered, Jose might not have chosen to go to UCLA or might have had to take on crippling student debt.
Jose Tapia is currently a fourth year undergraduate student who transferred to UCLA. His major is Political Science with a minor in Public Affairs. Growing up in South Los Angeles, Jose lived in a working class neighborhood. While a student at Lynwood High School, he began to consider pursuing higher education, deciding the best route for him was to attend community college. He received his associate’s degree in photography while fulfilling the requirements to transfer to a four-year university.