1,000 Dreams Fund announces inaugural Paliwal Club of 100 Fall 2019 winners!

One of the things we are super-passionate about here at 1,000 Dreams Fund is supporting young women pursuing their dreams in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics).

That’s why we’ve been so thrilled about our new Paliwal Club of 100 scholarship fund in partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation. This new 1DF program specifically funds and fuels the aspirations of high-potential female college and graduate students pursuing careers in S.T.E.A.M. It helps with expenses such as research-related costs, travel to conventions and/or educational conferences, graduate school exam or entry fees, and instructional programs related to creative, artistic or scientific pursuits!

Winners were selected based on the quality of their submission, including commitment to their career goals and a precise vision for how being named to the Paliwal Club of 100 will help to further accelerate progress towards their dream.

After much deliberation, we are proud to unveil our inaugural class for the Paliwal Club of 100:

Angelica Vega, American University – My professional dream is to run for office and stand alongside high-achieving women in STEAM with the intent of redefining our respective fields.

Brontë Johnson, James Madison University  – My professional dream is to intertwine the world of technology with the world of storytelling and film.

Busola Sanusi, University of North Carolina – My professional dream is to be a biostatistician at a research institution.

Michelle Bautista, New Jersey Institute of Technology – My professional dream is to become a software engineer with a focus on front-end development.

Sharon Tia Jia, Columbia University – My professional dream is to be an IU/UX designer to create products that enhance human experiences and interactions.

“This grant from the 1,000 Dreams Fund will help me go to an insightful convention for women in tech, where I will be able to attend inspiring keynotes and sessions, network with peers, and gain important resources to help me succeed in and advance my career,” said Michelle.

Do YOU have a S.T.E.A.M. dream of your own that needs a big boost of support? Apply to be a part of our next class of Paliwal Club of 100 Scholarship winners! Follow this link for more information and to apply.

“Being in the Paliwal Club means being a part of a change; it means an opportunity to understand and recognize the hard work and relentless effort involved in making females achieve their goals,” said Busola. “It means being ingrained as a seed that will bloom to help other young women. And, it means being a small part of a big plan towards bridging the gender gap in the STEAM field.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Congratulations again to our winners, on behalf of 1,000 Dreams Fund and the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation to our Paliwal Club of 100 Fall 2019 winners!