The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the United States.
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s founders passed a hat in 1978, collecting $200 and some change.
Thereafter, the Community Foundation grew from an extraordinary idea: Charitable giving should be the responsibility of many, not just a select few.
Driven to improve the metropolitan area, the Community Foundation has become one of the largest and most entrepreneurial public charities of its kind.
In the 1990s, our innovative spirit led us to become the first and only charity to receive, hold and, in 2000, sell a major league sports team – the Kansas City Royals.
In 2004, we created Greater Horizons to serve those who wish to use our services under a national entity.
There are more than 20 million high school and college-age girls in the U.S., each of whom has her own hopes and dreams.
But with parents’ limited expendable income and the high cost of college, these dreams can be out of reach.
The 1,000 Dreams Fund’s model is to empower each student to change that. What’s the big dream for each person? The next dream the 1000 Dreams fund will help each women’s potential for a higher education.
- The students eligible for assistance shall be women attending high school or a two-year or four-year college/university in the United States.
- Students must demonstrate financial need.
- Must be a female student.
- Can be as young as 16 years old to apply.
- Applications must include two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used.
- Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation.
- Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for this scholarship.
- Needs that are ongoing (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or related to medical care are not covered by this fund.
- This scholarship is not to fund tuition.
- The intention is to provide access to educational opportunities beyond tuition.
How to Apply
All letters need to be uploaded by the person providing the recommendation.
- They will need to complete their application by providing their email address.
- Once the letter has been uploaded, the applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail.
- Then each applicant will not have access to letters once they are uploaded in the system.
Each individual may be awarded up to $1,000 to fund your dreams.
This educational assistance can include needs such as, but not limited to:
- Educational conferences
- Instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits
- Graduate exam application fees
- Curation utensils for work
Then the fees not covered included are:
- Board fees
- Travel fees
The deadline is April 2, 2022.
And the application open window is between December 14, 2021 to April 2, 2022.
This has now become an annual fund scholarship for women.