Kaylee M., 17 – FUNDED

Before applying to college, Kaylee M. realized that her passion and interests were in helping the legal system in any way she can. That’s why this 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship recipient wants to pursue a career as a forensic scientist. First up on the way to her dream, she’ll be attending Owensboro Community College for her Associate of Science degree before moving on to a four-year university for her bachelor’s degree.

What is your professional dream?

I want to be a forensic scientist. I think that pursuing this specific career will provide me with the opportunity to become a leader and prosper in this field.

How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship?

This scholarship will financially assist me in the upcoming academic school year to achieve my career goal. I have been accepted into my dream college and will use the scholarship funding towards tuition, books, and placement on campus.

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

Without this prestigious award, I might not have been able to fulfill my aspirations.

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

Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and your dreams. By working hard and setting high expectations for yourself, you can fight for your aspirations.

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

I learned very quickly that the things in life that are worth having are not given but earned. I had hopes of attending college on the GI Bill and graduating in my chosen field almost debt-free. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirements changed. Although it was very disappointing, I remained focused on my future and how to make it a reality. I applied for scholarships, saved money, and adjusted how I could obtain the desired outcome.

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

I’m planning to enroll and get accepted into secondary education by studying hard and maintaining a high GPA that will ultimately ensure my dream of becoming a forensic scientist.