1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Michele, 18 – FUNDED

As a first-generation college student, Michele Lin knows a thing or two about working hard and blazing her own trail. And, that’s just what this inspiring 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient plans to keep doing at Barnard College of Columbia University as a prospective chemistry and computer science major. She wants to emerge as a

Linda, 17 – FUNDED

Linda Phan may only be 17, but she already has two years of working in the City of Seattle government under her belt. She’ll be studying politics at Pomona College and is excited to continue working in the political sphere. As an Asian-American woman with a low-income background, this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient has

Katy, 17 – FUNDED

Katy is a 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient. She will be an incoming freshman at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall where she plans to study business administration. How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship? I will be using the 1,0000 Dreams Scholarship for technological, project, and conference expenses. How is this scholarship

Justice, 18 – FUNDED

Caring for her father during a debilitating illness has only propelled Justice Owah to be further motivated to achieve a career in the medical field. This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient will take quite another solid step in the direction of this dream by attending Stanford University and studying human biology. What is your professional

Isabella, 18 – FUNDED

Life happens, but don’t forget your dreams. That’s Isabella Garcia’s current mantra, especially as she’s recently tackled her mom’s health struggles and finishing high school amidst a global pandemic. But, it’s not holding back this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient with a passion for activism, which she plans on getting in on once she heads

Irl, 18 – FUNDED

Moving to the U.S. as a 14-year-old without her parents was a difficult challenge to overcome for Irl Paulalengan. But, if you ask her, it’s also one of the best things that could have happened to her. That’s because, it made Irl realize that she if she pushed a little harder, held on a little

Erin, 18 – FUNDED

Erin Flick has recently dealt with some pretty serious health challenges, even having surgery in the height of the pandemic while trying to finish high school and secure her college plans. Even so, this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient is focusing on the positive and prefers to see herself as a more complete and understanding

Erica, 18 – FUNDED

Erica Behnfeldt’s dream to be a biochemical researcher is taking her to Saginaw Valley State University where she plans to double-major in biochemistry and molecular biology. Here’s what else is this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient had to say. What is your professional dream? My dream is to be a biochemical researcher. How will you

Emily, 18 – FUNDED

For Emily P., studying political science at Pomona College is putting her on a path to her goal of becoming a lawyer. This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient also has some advice that others might need to hear: It’s okay to ask for help. Here’s why. What is your professional dream? My professional dream is

Elizabeth, 18 – FUNDED

When it comes to her dreams, Elizabeth Elmore is focused on helping others — specifically women and children. The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient wants to be a bilingual doctor and she’ll be launching into that goal this fall at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she plans to study both chemistry and Spanish.