Aria, 16 – FUNDED

Name: Aria

Age: 16

School: Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Dream College: Howard University

Future Plans: Go to Medical School

Do you know what you’d like to major in or have a career in? If so, what is it?

Biology or Chemistry, then become a Plastic Surgeon.

What is something you are most proud of?

I received all A’s this year and and I am currently a 4.0 student.

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

Being selected for Girls on the Rise is a true honor. I am very honored that my Big Sister believed in me enough to nominate me. I was very excited to hear that I was one of the ten girls selected.

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

Girls on the Rise has inspired me to have the opportunity to be able to visit my dream college, without the assistance it would not be possible.

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?

Funding from Girls on the Rise will allow me to go to Howard University and experience the college campus as well as the culture and environment of the Howard University community.

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

My dream college is Howard University and it has great 6 year medical program.