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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

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

Elana Lyn On Creating A Personal Brand And Mastering The Side Hustle

When Elana Lyn Gross  was looking for a  creative outlet to occupy her time, she had no idea that her signature blog would turn her into a professional and personal development resource for young women. She pivoted from a career in politics to start her own site that is now thriving. As part of her

The 1,000 Dreams Fund Announces Year-End Fundraising Campaign on #GivingTuesday Leveraging Newly Appointed Board of Directors

Washington D.C., November 30, 2016 – The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college, announced today their “#Fund1000Dreams” end-of-year peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign of the year. The mission of the campaign is to raise $30,000, and all funding raised will go to fund more 1,000 Dreams Fund

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Natalie Becerra, 17

The intelligent and resourceful Elle Woods grabbed everyone’s attention in Legally Blonde, and it was her drive and determination that inspired Natalie Becerra. The 17-year-old junior from Shawnee Mission North High School has dreams of turning big screen aspirations into a real-life career in the courtroom. What is your dream career? I want to be a

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Armani Johnson, 16

From as early as she can remember, Armani Johnson has wanted to be a dentist. When asked what she would be if she couldn’t be a dentist she says, “I guess I could be a dental hygienist?” Totally driven, this junior at Raytown High School hopes to find the right school to make that dream

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Mia Farrow, 16

Mia Farrow is an athlete with big dreams! The 16-year-old junior at Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas is an aspiring pediatrician who is eager for college. Like many students, she’s currently deciding between three prospective schools, but the ability to afford college is a common factor among them all. Mia shares how the

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Lyric Akis, 17

Lyric Akis has a passion for fashion. She’s in her junior year at Ruskin High School. A model already, the 17-year-old already has her eyes on big plans in the fashion industry. She hopes to visit and then attend the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City after she graduates. What is your