From the Desk of Our Founder: College Advice & More!

College Finances Hit Young Women Harder Than Men – And Has Lifelong Consequences

More young women than young men drop out of college for financial reasons. Young women also feel less prepared to manage their overall finances than do young men. This financial uncertainty has lifelong consequences. Financial challenges face every college student, even those fortunate enough to receive an academic or sports scholarship. College costs extend far

This holiday season you can help young women reach their dreams!

No matter their economic status, the majority of young women know that a college degree is necessary for a career.  They’ve heard and read about the high cost of college tuition and room/board.  They know they have to buy books, but they still may be shocked at the sticker price. It’s the hidden fees that

1,000 Dreams Fund Kicks Off Our First-Ever Annual Fundraiser & YOU Could Win a Trip to the Olympic Trials!

The holiday season is here and we have a big announcement for you – consider it an early gift! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is excited to announce that we’re kicking off our first-ever annual fundraiser #FundGirlsOnTheRise with World Cup Ski Jumper and member of USA Nordic, Abby Ringquist, leading the charge. It has been Abby’s

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

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

From Our Founder’s Desk: Exciting Things Coming Up In 2017!

Dreamers – Happy New Year!  It’s certainly a happy one for the 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF). As founder, I’m thrilled to share that we’ve made significant strides towards our vision of funding “1,000 girls and more,” and have already granted out over $40,000 to over 40 talented young women in need. You can read more about

How To Avoid That Crushing Student Loan Debt

By Christie Garton, Founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund As a student or even as a post-grad, student loan debt can take over your life and affect your performance in school or in the workplace. For students, juggling their personal finances can be equally tricky; most college-aged kids are getting their first exposure to “the