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1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Maneeza K., 18 – FUNDED

“The Paliwal Club of 100 provides me with a platform to showcase my passions for social justice, community service, and public health equity,” says Maneeza K. This Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar has incredible goals ahead, and is launching into her college career as a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, where she plans to

Pristine O., 19 – FUNDED

“For as long as I can remember, I have been curious about the world around me,” says Pristine O., a Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar. “To learn more, I have loved asking questions — and the field I have found most captivating has been biology. I find it fascinating to learn about the biological

Trinity W., 21 – FUNDED

Trinity W. is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Miami, majoring in public relations. “I knew that I wanted to utilize my love of writing and connecting with others to help brands and organizations tell their story authentically and communicate to their audience effectively,” says this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar. “I

Adedayo A., 28 – FUNDED

Adedayo A. earned her bachelor’s degree in Surveying and Geoinformatics from Bells University of Technology — and while there, she was actively involved in the Nigerian Institution of Surveying and Geoinformatics Students (NISGSs) as the general secretary, organizing tutorials for students. Now, this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is currently pursuing her master’s and

Stella M., 22 – FUNDED

“Being a part of the Paliwal Club of 100 is a commitment to shaping a more inclusive, ethical, and impactful tech landscape,” says Stella M., a Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar. Equipped with an Information Science degree from the University of Arkansas, she wants to embrace “the future of technology with an open mind

Rachel Foye, 19 – FUNDED

Rachel Foye has experienced firsthand what it’s like to be one of the only women in the room, so knows how important it is to continue to provide encouragement in the STEAM fields. “Facilitating open conversations between young women and their role models is essential to boosting the confidence of women entering STEAM,” says this

Allie O., 25 – FUNDED

Despite personal tragedy, Allie O. has persevered and learned more about herself while on the path toward her dreams. This Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is currently an undergraduate at the University of Maine and working on her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Science. She also has her eye on heading to Antartica

Irene A., 20 – FUNDED

Did you know there is such a thing as the field of cosmetic chemistry?! It’s part of Irene A.’s future goals, as she dreams of creating “innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of cosmetics and personal care products.” Right now, this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is building a solid foundation by studying

Sydney G., 20 – FUNDED

Sydney G. is a junior at the College of William and Mary, where she is pursuing a Biology major with a Hispanic Studies minor. Here’s more about what motivates this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar. What is your professional dream? I want to work in either biomedical sciences or environmental public health. What does

Lesley Lopez, 20 – FUNDED

For Lesley Lopez, being a Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar means being part of a community that “portrays hope to be stronger than fear.” Read on for more inspirational words from this first-generation student who is currently attending the University of Houston-Clear Lake and majoring in Biological Sciences. What is your professional dream? I