May 2, 2012
Eddie Vargas can hardly believe that he’s winding down his sophomore year at Texas Tech University. A first-generation college student, Eddie recalls how difficult it was to persuade his parents to allow him to leave his hometown of Midland, Texas for a college two hours away.
“Persuading my parents to allow me to attend a college far away from home was a challenge,” says the nineteen-year-old. “Figuring out financial aid, living on my own – those are all challenges I went through, which makes talking to local students about what I went through relatable.”