Morgan H., 16 – Funded

Although Morgan H. doesn’t graduate for a couple of years, this high-school junior is already plotting out her next moves in her educational journey. Not only does this Girl on the Rise want to get her bachelor’s and master’s degree, she wants to go for her doctorate degree, as well — hopefully at an HBCU! It’s all to serve her goal of studying biology or kinesiology and becoming a physician’s assistant.

What is something you are most proud of?

I’m most proud of my perseverance and determination to keep going when all seemed lost.

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times? If yes, how did you deal with those challenges?

When I’ve gone through tough and challenging times, I try to release my emotions, relax, and reflect.

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

It means so much that an organization as special as you are would see potential in me and my future!

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

Your mission statement really inspired me.

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?

The opportunity to visit my prospective colleges is important in my journey because it gives me the chance to visit multiple institutions and find the place that gives me that spark; the spark that signals to me that I belong there.

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

North Carolina A&T and FAMU have both been schools that I’ve been interested in for a long time as well as University of South Florida and UNC Chapel Hill because they both offer what I want to major in.