1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

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