POSTED: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 1:27pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:49am
EDINBURG, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 22 Year Old Natalie Garza considers herself fortunate to have found work nearly a year ago right out of college. She's especially grateful to have landed a job with a successful and prominent local company, L&F distributors, in fact she believes she wouldn't be where she is today if it were not for her employer helping her pay her school expenses. While attending UT Pan American, the business management graduate says she didn't know it at the time, but when she got hired she learned that her financial aid would came from the STARS Scholarship fund. STAR is an initiative established by L&F distributors to help students pursue higher education and succeed in acquiring a degree, because she had accumulated college credit hours in high schoool, Garza was able to graduate from UTPA in three years.