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Justice, 18 – FUNDED

Caring for her father during a debilitating illness has only propelled Justice Owah to be further motivated to achieve a career in the medical field. This 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient will take quite another solid step in the direction of this dream by attending Stanford University and studying human biology.

What is your professional dream?

I want to be a medical doctor.

How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship?

I will use the funds for college books, supplies, and airfare.

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

With this scholarship, I will be able to continue my academic excellence and pursue research opportunities and study abroad fellowships in which I can begin to sow the seeds of future health clinics. Also, it will help alleviate some of the financial burdens of transitioning to college.

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

Be confident in who you are and do not let the world define who you should be. Trust in God’s plan and keep pursuing your heart’s desire.

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

My father is a stroke survivor and there are many struggles that come with my father’s debilitating illness. However, helping him with his physical therapy over the past year has deepened my passion to enter the healthcare field to help people make positive changes in their lives. The uncertainty is unsettling, but seeing my father persevere through his sickness has strengthened me to continue to walk by faith.

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

I am going to Stanford University where I will be studying human biology, medical anthropology, and Africana studies.