1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Kaleigh L., 21 – FUNDED

Despite struggling to be taken seriously in her pursuit of music, Kaleigh L. has never wavered in her career goals and her dreams of making classical music more accessible to all. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is a Choral and Vocal Music Education major at the University of Southern Mississippi. What is your

Isabelle Olmeda, 19 – FUNDED

“Music education is an important foundation for children, and it has taught me independence, dedication, and a dream in what I want to achieve in the future,” says Isabelle Olmeda, a Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar. “Music is life-changing, and I would love to have the ability to extend my love of music to

Reilly Love, 37 – FUNDED

Reilly Love knows it’s all about being teammates and holding doors open for one another in this industry. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston and majoring in Music Production. What is your professional dream? I would like to be a producer and own a commercial

Marina Akamatsu, 21 – FUNDED

“Learning to surround myself with supportive individuals and bright minds is one of my most powerful tools as a woman in this field,” says Marina Akamatsu, who is an emerging talent in the music industry. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is currently attending Florida State University for her bachelor’s degree in viola performance

Sophia Alfa, 21 – FUNDED

The stage is calling Sophia Alfa who dreams of being a performing artist — one who sells out concerts globally! But, this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund winner is also a seriously accomplished student, too, finishing out her senior year at Hawaii Pacific University, where she is dual-majoring in Finance and International Studies.

Ashlee Sanchez, 22 – FUNDED

“I simply love music,” says Ashlee Sanchez, a Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund winner. “I love creating it and I want to be an example to other women to pursue their dream — regardless of if they’re the only woman in the room.” As a senior at Capital Community College studying Music Industry,

Rory Shirley, 19 – FUNDED

Rory Shirley is currently a sophomore musical theatre major at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and she is passionate about focusing her work on women of color while also celebrating joy! “As a Black woman, I’m tired of being used only for my trauma,” says this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund winner. What

ShaDaia, 23 – FUNDED

ShaDaia is a Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund winner, and dreams of using her digital music tech degree from San Diego Community College, School of Arts, to become a music engineer and teacher. Here’s what else she has to say! What is your professional dream? I want to be a music engineer and