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1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school, college-aged or graduate school women throughout the United States.

Our scholarship covers those extra cost outside of tuition, and can include assistance for needs including, but not exclusive to:

  • educational conferences
  • instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits
  • graduate exam application fees
  • textbooks

Needs that are ongoing (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or related to medical care are NOT covered by this fund. This scholarship is not to fund tuition. The intention is to provide access to educational opportunities beyond tuition.

Eligibility

The students eligible for assistance shall be women attending high school, a two-year or four-year college/university, or graduate school in the United States. Students must demonstrate financial need. Applications must include two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used. Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for this scholarship.

Amount: Up to $1,000

Application Available: January 2024

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Questions: See our FAQs below or Contact – programs@1000dreamsfund.org

FAQs

Who is eligible to apply? All women enrolled in a U.S. based institution – high school, college, university, graduate school, etc. – are able to apply regardless of citizenship. You must show proof of current enrollment in a United States based school.

What do I need in order to apply? Fill out our application fields, submit two blind letters of recommendation, complete the essay portion and demonstrate financial need.

What is my scholarship award and how can I use it? You may be awarded up to $1,000 to fund your dreams. This educational assistance can include needs such as, but not limited to: educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam application fees, and textbooks. Ongoing needs such as tuition, room and board fees, etc. are NOT covered by this fund.

How do I submit a blind letter of recommendation? All letters need to be uploaded by the person providing the recommendation. You will need to complete your application by providing their email address. Once the letter has been uploaded, you will receive confirmation. You will not have access to letters once they are uploaded in the system.

Where can I get more information? Email us directly at programs@1000dreamsfund.org for further questions.

Meet Our 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship Winners

Daria Startseva, 27 – FUNDED

My dream is to teach a second language with consideration for cultural identiti...

Dalitso Mseteka, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to work as an actuary.

Alejandra Guerrero, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a certified Physical Assistant to give back to my community.

Myashgaa M., 22 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a well-trained ESL teacher.

Anna Kove, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an anesthesiologist and open my own practice.

Aqsa Ashraf, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an electrical engineer.

Patience M. – FUNDED

My dream is to create policy that enhances the outcomes of all clients.

Kendall R., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a developmental psychologist.

Isabella Melians, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a forensic psychiatrist and advocate for mental health.

Lina Lin, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to become an entrepreneur, policymaker, and philanthropist.

Alice C., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to advocate for health equity and accessibility.

Jacklyne Atotso, 31 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an educator.

Crystal P., 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an optometrist.

Jaqueline Villanueva Govea, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a pediatrician.

Jordis V., 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a traveling pediatric nurse.

Allie O., 25 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a marine researcher and scientific diver.

Malkiya F., 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an anesthesiologist.

Emma C., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an author and publisher.

Marissa G., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a clinical/counseling psychologist.

Sengthida Lattanavong, 25 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a social worker who can help victims of violence.

Malia Joy-Yan Whitmore, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a speech language pathologist.

Emilia F., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an attorney.

Venessa L., 31 – FUNDED

My dream is to obtain a Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.).

Daisy L., 28 – FUNDED

My dream is to make social media an empowering, creative space for young women.

Nazira D., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a human rights diplomat.

Anaya Iglesias, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a Registered Nurse and real estate owner.

Huda Siddiqui, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a pediatrician.

Kaylee M., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a forensic scientist.

Giovanna Basso, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in diplomacy, literature, and gender justice.

Madison S., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to serve my community by running for elected office.

Sophie Brandt, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a criminal attorney at a nonprofit.

Hanaan Khabir, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a trauma/emergency medicine surgeon.

Natalie Cunningham, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a homicide detective in the FBI.

Natalie Villacres, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to make a difference in the world around me.

Ellie Gao, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a physician assistant.

Angela H., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a physician and help improve the lives of others.

Maryann Benny Fernandes, 24 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a space technology scientist.

Shalom Yam, 23 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an investment banker.

Parenda Foroghi, 35 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a film editor.

Angelina X., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a public health leader and biomedical researcher.

Anita B., 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Hannah I., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a nurse midwife.

Edmari Correia de Castro, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to improve businesses' ethical, ecological, and personal behaviors.

Lilly, 16 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a neurosurgeon and specialize in stroke recovery.

Sena, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to work at a big engineering firm and start my own firm later!

Nilsa, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in public affairs/politics to advocate for others.

Eleni, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a pediatrician with my own practice.

Shifra, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to take my nursing training to underserved countries.

Jenny, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a certified public accountant.

Miranda, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a video game artist.

Michele, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a leader in STEM.

Linda, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a congresswoman.

Katy, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to promote equity in education and healthcare.

Justice, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a medical doctor.

Isabella, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to run a campaign for public education.

Irl, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a documentary filmmaker.

Erin, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to have my own private counseling practice.

Erica, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a biochemical researcher.

Emily, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a lawyer.

Elizabeth, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a bilingual pediatrician or OB/GYN.

Anna, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a lawyer.

Ana, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a pharmacologist.

Helena, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to create, design, and fix.

AnnAnn, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be flute professor and perform in an orchestra or opera.

Linda, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an anesthesiologist.

Katelynne, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to pursue a Ph.D. program for clinical cardiovascular research.

Gabrielle, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in law, government, or politics and advocate for marginaliz...

Avery, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to have my own architectural firm someday.

Macy, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a school psychologist.

Cara, 16 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a CEO or management director for a successful company.

Sara, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to help bring healing to a hurting world.

Makiya, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in the medical field and help others.

Cecilia, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an aerospace engineer.

Lakin, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a social worker.

Mirla, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to help young people who struggle with psychological disorders.

AmyLyn, 47 – FUNDED

My dream is to support women and children suffering from trauma.

Vivian, 33 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a nurse practitioner.

Valeria, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a doctor so I can help others.

Gloria, 17 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in a church and use my musical abilities there.

Eden, 16 – FUNDED

My dream is to incorporate music and art into therapy — or teach music.

A’Rya, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to attend medical school and law school.