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Congratulations to Our “#MyCollegeCosts” Challenge Winners

Did you know? 74% of students can’t afford the important costs of college. This past October we brought you a big announcement: the 1,000 Dreams Fund was teaming up with Charles Schwab to launch #MyCollegeCosts, a new challenge seeking to fund the “hidden costs of college” for young women in America. The response was overwhelming. We received over 550+

Meet Our 10 #MyCollegeCosts Finalists!

Thanks to everyone who entered our #MyCollegeCosts Challenge! We received over 500 amazing entries! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is THRILLED to announce our ten #MyCollegeCosts finalists: Rapulu Okolo, Sara Venier, Angie Sempertegui, Brie Turner, India McCoy, Chanel Mahop, Kristin Birkhoff, Brittany Reaves, Andrea Duarte and Miribel Tran!! Today also kicks off our week-long public vote

How The Trend Sisters Turned Their Passion For Fashion Into A Successful Blog

Gabby Rose and Claire Alena Gammon are two sisters with a love for fashion. When Claire was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), she decided to turn her love for creative writing and fashion into a blog as a creative outlet. She enlisted her sister Gabby for help and The Trend Sisters blog was born.

Madison Maxey on Innovation and Why You Need to Know About Wearable Tech

Madison Maxey is blurring the lines between fashion and technology. As the founder of smart fabric company, Loomia, she’s showing the world how textiles can be used to light up devices or read vital signs. Over the past four years, the young entrepreneur has contributed to programming an LED matrix dress for fashion designer Zac

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