Stella T., 17 – Funded

Currently a student at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in New York, Stella T. is planning to continue her dance studies in college by pursuing her bachelor’s of fine arts.  This Girl on the Rise‘s dream schools include those with great dance programs, including USC, Brown, Boston Conservatory, UCLA, NYU, SUNY Purchase, and Rutgers.

What is something you are most proud of?

I am most proud of who I’ve become, thanks to my family and the people around me.

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

It’s a complete honor. This program helps many students make their dreams a reality, and I’m very happy I have a chance to have that opportunity.

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

The program’s objective to help students who need financial assistance throughout the college process moved 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?

It will help me explore my options of colleges without having to worry about money.

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

I’m interested in visiting USC and UCLA!