1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Daisy L., 28 – FUNDED

Daisy L. is currently excited to be in her first year at The New School (Parsons) in New York, pursuing her M.A. in Fine Art. The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship winner might even admit to thinking ahead to a Ph.D. in the future! But, in the shorter term, she wants to study more about programming

Nazira D., 17 – FUNDED

As a first-generation college student, Nazira D. has already conquered a number of hurdles to achieving her education dreams — before her undergraduate classes even begin! The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship winner is excited to continuing charting her own path at Barnard College where she plans to study human rights and anthropology. What is your

Anaya Iglesias, 18 – FUNDED

“A small action can go a long way — and always keep the end goal in mind!” says Anaya Iglesias, a 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship winner. It’s great advice — and there’s no doubt she’ll continue following it at University of Miami, where she’ll be studying nursing. What is your professional dream? I want to

Huda Siddiqui, 18 – FUNDED

Huda Siddiqui is excited to be attending Yale University, where she’s interested in studying psychology, religion, and Arabic — and, that’s in addition to a pre-med track! This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship winner knows firsthand how important it is to have high expectations and ambitions for yourself, and she encourages her peers in this, too.

Kaylee M., 17 – FUNDED

Before applying to college, Kaylee M. realized that her passion and interests were in helping the legal system in any way she can. That’s why this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient wants to pursue a career as a forensic scientist. First up on the way to her dream, she’ll be attending Owensboro Community College for

Giovanna Basso, 19 – FUNDED

Although she isn’t quite sure what she wants to do in future (and that’s okay!), Giovanna Basso is heading in the right direction at Minerva Schools at KGI, where she will study government and business. The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient also has big plans to create a global campaign that celebrates girl power. What

Madison S., 17 – FUNDED

You might just be voting for Madison S.! The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient is passionate about running for elected office in the future. But, in the meantime, she will attend St. John’s University in New York to study business marketing and political science. What is your professional dream? I hope to serve my community,

Sophie Brandt, 19 – FUNDED

Sophie Brandt is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in criminology and law studies at Marquette University, but that’s not all! She’s on the pre-law track, and after she graduates, the 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient plans to immediately go after her J.D. at Marquette Law School. What is your professional dream? I want to be a

Hanaan Khabir, 18 – FUNDED

Hanaan Khabir is pursuing the pre-med track at George Washington University, and like many, she has been personally affected by the pandemic. But, that hasn’t stopped this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient from overcoming the obstacles and continuing to step forward to her dreams. What is your professional dream? I want to become a trauma/emergency

Natalie Cunningham, 19 – FUNDED

Natalie Cunningham will be the first to admit she is pursuing a profession — law enforcement! — that is male-dominated. But, this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient knows women can be just as successful if they believe in themselves — and they can prove to others just how much they deserve to be there! Her