1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

@xocheergurlox, 32 – Funded

A cheerleader xocheergurlox (she/her) started playing Call of Duty in August 2020 as a joke and accidentally turned it into her job! This JBL Quantum Grant winner says that no matter what she’s playing her goal is to empower women and the LGBTQIA+ community to stick up for themselves and not let anyone discourage them

@LucielVirus, 20 – Funded

“This award fuels my education and journey in the esports scene, and allows me to invest in myself and my journey,” says LucielVirus (she/her), a JBL Quantum Grant winner. Her passion for esports and her drive to succeed as a first-generation student continually motivates her. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  I would

@melahdeedah, 31 – Funded

The self-proclaimed “chaotic cozy gamer” melahdeedah (she/her) is a JBL Quantum Grant winner loves to make her community laugh with her “poor gameplay/poor in-game decisions.” For her, it’s all about community and continuing to strive forward! What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  To grow in my content creator world to gain the experience

@xmooncutiex, 25 – Funded

Meet xmooncutiex (she/her), a JBL Quantum Grant winner who loves inspiring others on her journey to growing as a gamer and a content creator. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  I want to become a Twitch Partner and a YouTube creator. I’d also love to host in the esports industry. How will this award

Mosammad K., 17 – Funded

“I aspire to use my education to continue this mission of pushing for financial awareness for everyone,” says Mosammad K. “Truly, this field needs representation of women of color to provide a gateway for those who do not have the education to do so themselves.” This Girl on the Rise readily recognizes that her Bangladeshi

Ebony C., 16 – Funded

Ebony C. is passionate about pursuing a future career as a child developmental psychologist or an adolescent mental health therapist. To that end, this Girl on the Rise is looking at key schools like Spelman College and Howard University that specialize in psychology and/or social work programs with courses that focus on child development for

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!

Natalie S., 15 – Funded

Natalie S. has a heart for kids. Not only does she look after her three younger siblings, this Girl on the Rise is passionate about a future career as a social worker or kindergarten teacher. In addition to pursuing her Master of Social Work degree, she also in interested in exploring the creative fields, too,

Inaiyah S., 16 – Funded

While Inaiyah S. isn’t quite sure what she’ll study in college yet, she has a strong interest in art and creating things and has also discovered a love for writing. Not only does this Girl on the Rise look forward to continuing her education, she is dreaming about the opportunity to travel to different states

Sa’Niyyah S., 16 – Funded

Sa’Niyyah S. is in her junior year of high school, but she already has big dreams ahead. This Girl on the Rise wants to major in nursing at an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) and become a labor and delivery nurse! What is something you are most proud of? Graduating my six-week CNA program!