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 is to be a front end developer.

What is something you are most proud of?

I will have earned my Associate of Arts degree this December before I even finish high school next May!

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times? If yes, how did you deal with those challenges?

I was the first student in my school to make it to the state level for UIL Academics — it was challenging, because I spent a lot of time taking hundreds of practice tests. But it was so rewarding!

What does it mean to you to be selected as a Girl on the Rise?

Grateful!!!  Thank you so very much 🙂

What inspired you to want to be involved with Girls on the Rise?

I am responsible for my own college costs, so I needed this support to help me earn my degree.

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? In other words: Why is the opportunity to visit your prospective colleges important to your journey?

I want to make sure that the college I choose will be a great home for the next four years.

What schools will you use the funding to visit, and why?

I’m not quite sure yet, but Northern Arizona University is on the list!