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1,000 Dreams Fund Launches #MyCollegeCosts Challenge to Help Fund YOUR College Costs!

We get it, college is expensive! Textbooks. Housing. Test prep. Study abroad. While not tuition, these expenses add up and many of us cannot afford to do all the exciting things we dream of while in college. That’s why we couldn’t be more psyched to announce our latest challenge #MyCollegeCosts with over $10,000 in funding available to help

DIY? 74% Of Students Can’t Afford Important College Costs

College is shockingly expensive — and I’m not talking about tuition. Yes, that’s a big figure (and climbing every year), but it’s not surprising. Students know what to expect on their tuition bills at the beginning of each semester. Universities and colleges, for their part, emphasize their accessible aid packages and scholarships. So what really

Going for the Olympics is More than Just About Going for the Gold: Women’s Ski-Jumper Abby Ringquist’s Inspiring Story

Some young women are truly born to lead. Abby Ringquist is one of them. This talented ski jumper grew up just having fun on the slopes, but over time, she turned an after-school hobby into a professional career. And she’s on track to be an Olympic contender–if not champion–in the upcoming Winter Olympics. 1,000 Dreams

Big “Olympic” Announcement! #TeamAbby Challenge with U.S. Women’s Ski-Jumper Abby Ringquist as Ambassador Kicks Off!

Each year, thousands of American girls have big sports dreams, but little funding. 1,000 Dreams Fund wants to change that! During the build-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, we are setting a new goal – to help fund the sports dreams of young women while helping fund Olympic-bound U.S. Women’s Ski-Jumper Abby Ringquist’s quest for

Announcing our new Student Advisory Board members for 2017-2018!

As you know well, the 1,000 Dreams Fund is all about supporting the awesome dreams of young women by funding the “extras” – those experiences like study abroad or college bound costs like college visits that can help accelerate personal growth and success. With that important mission motivating everything we do at 1DF, we are

From Our Founder’s desk: Meet our 2017 Fall Scholarship Recipients!

As founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, I’m thrilled to announce our fall “Class of 2017” scholarship recipients! These young women are doing some astounding things in their communities, and you’ll be meeting them in the weeks to come. We want to thank everyone who applied. You made our decision difficult! I also want to

Klea Ndoci Helps Women Pay Hope Forward With Doll Face Club

Klea Ndoci took her first narcotic when she was 12. By 13, she was deep into street life; drugs, money, robbery, and prostitution. After nine years of living on the edge–including jail time–she wanted better for herself.  At 22, she voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation facility and met a group of women who became

Bronte Johnson and why she’s ready to lead the future of tech

You often hear about women being underrepresented in STEM careers. High school student Brontë Johnson wants to change that. With an interest in the incredible world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), she is at the forefront of exciting advances from Siri to self-driving cars and computerized doctors. This is why she’s ready to lead the future

After the Fund: An update from Natalie

Natalie Becerra Visits Washburn University and Kansas State University Girls on the Rise helped me in deciding which college I will apply to and attend in the future. I never thought I would be able to actually go on a college visit before this funding. I am not only able to see the campuses, but

How Eleni Lazares Got The Dream Gig Of Interviewing Your Favorite Celebrities for E!

Eleni Lazares is an associate producer for E! News, and yes, it’s just as cool as you’d think it is — interviewing A-list stars on the red carpet is just a typical Tuesday. But landing such a coveted job is no easy task. A 2013 graduate of Ohio University, Eleni held several highly competitive college