Shelby, 16 – FUNDED

Name: Shelby

Age: 16

School:  Wyandotte High School

Dream College(s):   Colorado State, Washington State

Future Plans:  I want to finish high school/ college and become an interior designer working for a company and then eventually own my own interior design business.

Do you know what you’d like to major in or have a career in? If so, what is it?

I want to be in an interior designer.

What is something you are most proud of?

Already knowing what I want to do in life.

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times and how did you deal with those times?

I have been through many tough situations but I know it’s in the past and will get better for me if I do what I’m supposed to.

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

It means the world to me. I wouldn’t be able to visit the college I want to go to out of state if it wasn’t for this.

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

My Big Sister, she was telling me about it and convinced me to do it.

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?

Once I get to visit the college I want to go to I’ll get a real feel of the place and be able to decide what is best for me.

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

Colorado State, they have an interior designer program I want to check out. Washington State, I want to see what they have to offer me that will benefit my future.