1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Hadley W., 16 – Funded

Right now, Hadley W. has her sights set on Dartmouth College and Norwegian University of Science and Technology to pursue studies in neuroscience, psychology, and/or law. The junior at the Thaden School in Bentonville, Arkansas is interested in a career as a forensic psychologist or an attorney, but there are so many things she would

Sandy L., 17 – Funded

Sandy L. wants to be a nurse to help people, yet she also finds business interesting. So, this Guadalupe Center High School junior and Girl on the Rise is considering dual tracks at her dream school, University of Kansas. What is something you are most proud of? I am proud of getting third in a

Nyla G., 16 – Funded

Living in Tallahassee, Florida, Nyla G. has developed an interest in marine biology — and this Girl on the Rise’s dream is to have a career in this field, possibly as a bioengineer. So, this Amos P. Godby High School junior is looking at schools like Stony Brook University with excellent marine biology programs. What

April B., 16 – Funded

Although she is just a junior at Glenbard West High School in Illinois, April B. is already thinking ahead to not just her bachelor’s degree, but also a further pursuit toward her master’s or Ph.D. This Girl on the Rise wants to work in the medical field — perhaps as a mortician or a forensic

Monica B., 17 – Funded

As a senior at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas, Monica B. plans on attending college to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing. A few of this Girl on the Rise‘s dream schools include University of Missouri-Kansas City and Rockhurst University. What is something you are most proud of? I’m most proud of

M’racle B., 18 – Funded

Summit Christian Academy senior M’racle B. dreams of becoming a TV or radio personality — and also eventually being involved in some kind of community outreach organization. This Girl on the Rise also happens to be a dancer, so when she attends college, she’d love to minor in Dance while majoring in Broadcast Journalism or Public

Alexis V., 17 – Funded

Alexis V. firmly believes that what we do in response to what goes on around us is truly what defines us. So, she has worked hard to maintain a positive mindset that fuels her passion to learn and grow every day. The Olathe East High School senior’s dream college is UC Berkeley, but she’s also

Dioslyn O., 17 – Funded

“I want to be an immigration lawyer for immigrants who cannot afford expensive lawyers,” says Dioslyn O., a senior at Coral Gables Senior High School in Miami, Florida. But, this Girl on the Rise‘s first step is majoring in public administration at a local-for-her undergraduate school like University of Miami! What is something you are

DaVonna B., 16 – Funded

DaVonna B. is a junior at Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois and this Girl on the Rise is focused on attending Parkland College on her path to becoming a Realtor. What is something you are most proud of? I’m proud of having good grades — and I’m lucky that my mom helps support me

Mikyla W., 17 – Funded

Spelman, Vassar, Howard, and Hampton are all at the top of the college wish list for Mikyla W., a senior at Tamalpais High School in California. After going to a four-year college, this Girl on the Rise always planned on keeping the learning going at grad school, pursuing a subject she’s passionate about. For now,