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Savannah B., 17 – Funded

Savannah B., a senior at New Technology High School in Napa, California, has a long list of dream schools that includes: Oregon State University; California State University, Sacramento and Chico; Georgia State University; University of North Georgia; and Boise State University. This Girl on the Rise is excited about not only attending college, but also working and volunteering while there, as she discovers the right career path for her. Right now, that looks like studying criminal justice to become a police officer — or celebrating her love of animals by becoming a veterinarian.

What is something you are most proud of?

I am proud that I have been pushing myself and doing better in both school and work life.

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

Yes, I have gone through some tough times. But I always try to work on myself to get back to being happy and doing good things in my life and for other people.

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

It is a great opportunity to be able to go above and beyond in my college career.

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

I have a very large family and I must pay for everything myself. So, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to be able to gain some college insights that I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to access.

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?

Being able to envision myself at college through visits is important to me.

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

I am not quite sure… I have a couple to choose from!