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Anna Kove, 18 – FUNDED

In addition to her career dream to work in medicine, Anna Kove is also passionate about continuing to make an impact through non-profit work, especially when it comes to advocating for marginalized communities. This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient is looking forward to pursuing both at University of California, Los Angeles, where she’ll be studying Human Biology and Society.

What is your professional dream?

I want to be a medical professional, specifically an anesthesiologist, and open my own practice.

How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship?

I will use it to help fund my freshman year and help take some of the financial stress off of me.

How is this scholarship helping you get closer to your dream?

This scholarship will put me one step closer to only having to worry about my education and will allow me to participate in extracurriculars. It will allow me to engage more in my philanthropic work without the foreseeable future of my education being at risk because of a problem with my finances.

What advice do you have for other young women who are wanting to pursue their dreams?

Start now! Time is extremely valuable especially when thinking in minutes. Do not waste 30 minutes saying you will do something later. Do it now. Pondering what you could do is setting you back and being confident to start that initiative now is what will help you obtain your dreams.

​Have you had any setbacks? How did you move past them?

Everyone has failures and setbacks, but it is what you do to move past them that matters. Creating a foundation of perseverance and determination is what keeps me going.

Although it has been hard for me to grasp the concept of “there’s no fear in failing,” the fear of accepting failure has kept me determined to succeed. Moving past my failures and embracing what I could have done better has allowed me to prevail through my hardships.

What’s next for you? What is your next goal?

My biggest goal is maintaining a high GPA as I start my freshman year in college. I also am determined to expand the nonprofit I am president of, Project Dot, to my new hometown. I am determined to keep advocating for marginalized communities and making permanent positive changes in society.