1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Mosammad K., 17 – Funded

“I aspire to use my education to continue this mission of pushing for financial awareness for everyone,” says Mosammad K. “Truly, this field needs representation of women of color to provide a gateway for those who do not have the education to do so themselves.” This Girl on the Rise readily recognizes that her Bangladeshi

Ebony C., 16 – Funded

Ebony C. is passionate about pursuing a future career as a child developmental psychologist or an adolescent mental health therapist. To that end, this Girl on the Rise is looking at key schools like Spelman College and Howard University that specialize in psychology and/or social work programs with courses that focus on child development for

Morgan H., 16 – Funded

Although Morgan H. doesn’t graduate for a couple of years, this high-school junior is already plotting out her next moves in her educational journey. Not only does this Girl on the Rise want to get her bachelor’s and master’s degree, she wants to go for her doctorate degree, as well — hopefully at an HBCU!

Natalie S., 15 – Funded

Natalie S. has a heart for kids. Not only does she look after her three younger siblings, this Girl on the Rise is passionate about a future career as a social worker or kindergarten teacher. In addition to pursuing her Master of Social Work degree, she also in interested in exploring the creative fields, too,

Inaiyah S., 16 – Funded

While Inaiyah S. isn’t quite sure what she’ll study in college yet, she has a strong interest in art and creating things and has also discovered a love for writing. Not only does this Girl on the Rise look forward to continuing her education, she is dreaming about the opportunity to travel to different states

Annissa D., 17 – Funded

Annissa D. wants to be a microbiologist in the U.S. Navy or in a medical setting. The first step for this Girl on the Rise is getting her biology degree at one of her top-pick schools like Arizona State University. What is something you are most proud of? I’m proud of finding a love for

Camila S., 17 – Funded

Something that Camila S. is passionate about is helping businesses succeed. It’s why this Girl on the Rise is interested in studying marketing, after she graduates from San Bernardino High School in 2024. What is something you are most proud of? I am proud of being a girl who is ambitious and always pushes forward to

Lianna M., 16 – Funded

A big goal for Lianna M. is to not only get her bachelor’s degree but also her master’s degree in either animal/marine sciences or psychology. This Girl on the Rise has her eye on California State University, Monterey Bay, to do just that. What is something you are most proud of? I am proud of

Agustina A., 17 – Funded

Computer engineering is the college major that’s on Agustina A.’s mind. This Girl on the Rise is looking forward to attending a four-year university — perhaps one of the locations of University of California like Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, or San Diego — as the next step in her professional dream. What is something

Adele B., 17 – Funded

Adele B. hasn’t even graduated from GCISD Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College Northeast yet, but she has already made huge strides towards college. This Girl on the Rise will be graduating high school with an associate’s degree already in her pocket as the goes on to pursue a computer science degree. Her professional dream