Tamaria H., 17 – Funded

Having already been accepted into Louisiana’s Grambling State University, Tamaria H. is excited to finish out her senior year at Bloomington High School before her next big adventure. The Girl on the Rise will be studying nursing and ultimately wants to be a pediatrician

What is something you are most proud of?

Getting accepted into Grambling State!

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

I struggle with ADHD at times. I try to manage that by focusing more.

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

It means a whole lot to me because not everyone gets this opportunity.

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

I knew it could have a positive effect for my future.

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 reach my dreams and get to where I want to be in life.

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

I’ll be visiting Alabama State because this is my future college.