Dalitso Mseteka, 20 – FUNDED

Do you know what an actuary does? They use advanced math skills to deal with the measurement and management of risk and uncertainty. And that’s precisely why Dalitso Mseteka is so drawn to this field.

This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient is attending Oakwood University to concentrate her studies in the power duo behind this career: Mathematics and Finance

What is your professional dream?

My dream is to work as an actuary.

How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship?

I will cover some of my tuition at Oakwood University for the next academic year.

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

The scholarship will help provide much-needed financial support. With this scholarship, I can invest in resources, courses, and materials that will help me excel in my studies and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful actuary. It will reduce my financial burden, allowing me to focus more on my studies and professional development. I am grateful for this opportunity as it brings me one step closer to fulfilling my aspirations in the field of Actuarial Science.

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

For other young women wanting to pursue their dreams, my advice is to believe in yourself and your abilities. Set clear goals, break them down into smaller achievable steps, and remain persistent in your pursuit.

Seek out mentors and role models who can guide and inspire you along the way. Embrace challenges and failures as learning opportunities, and never be afraid to ask for help or support when needed. Surround yourself with a supportive community and stay true to your passions and values.

Remember, your dreams are within reach, and with dedication and determination, you can achieve them.

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

I was challenged with my accent being so different from that of the American population and it made me nervous to speak. However, I moved passed it by practice and focusing on the content of what I say.

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

My next goal is to register for my actuarial exam.