Sanyia, 16 – Funded

Sanyia, a junior at Omaha Northwest High School, knows that she wants to keep expanding her education once she graduates. That’s because she would like to become a sports medicine therapist. A few of her current dream schools are Norfolk State University and Morgan University where she would like to major in health science.

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

It means that I have people who believed in me; believed that I could be successful and become something.

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

My mom inspired me to apply to be a part of the Girls on the Rise program.

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?

It will help provide some perspective on the colleges I would like to visit — and hopefully I will go to one of the colleges I visit!

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

I would like to use the funding on HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities].