Our Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students supports our mission of helping people get the education they need to do the things they want in life. Over the past two years, eight incredible current and future graduate students have been awarded with $20,000 each for their graduate or professional degree.

Meet the 2019 winners

Join us in celebrating four outstanding professionals who dream of making the world a better place for everyone.

Felipe
Harvard University Law School

Felipe’s family emigrated from Mexico and he became a first-generation college student. His pursuit of a law degree was shaped by obstacles he had to overcome. As a lawyer, he strives to advocate for low-income communities of color and mentor a new generation of lawyers.

Joshua
Stanford Graduate School of Business

It was through volunteering in the medical field that Joshua’s long-term career goals first took shape. With an MBA, he’ll be able to combine his background in medicine and engineering with business—and pursue his dream of sparking innovation as a healthcare leader.

Kristen
University of Georgia

Kristen’s passion for bat conservation and education motivated her to pursue a doctorate degree through the integrative conservation program at the University of Georgia. She plans to continue spreading her love of science and nature through mentorship and outreach, inspiring the next generation of female scientists.

Mary
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mary is on a meaningful mission—she aspires to reform the healthcare experience to prioritize the well-being of patients, focusing on survivors of abuse. In addition to her passion for medicine, Mary is a creative writer, and performs as both a poet and a musician.


See the 2018 winners’ stories

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Albert A.
Columbia University

Albert's pursuit of a graduate degree is fortified by his own experiences, including overcoming personal and educational obstacles. He strives to make his story of perseverance an example to underrepresented minorities, showing that they can achieve their dreams, too.

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Cody S.
University of Chicago

Cody is passionate about service. With his medical degree, which he begins this fall at the University of Chicago, Cody hopes to continue serving people either as an anesthesiologist or by working in palliative medicine.

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Noor H.
University of California, Berkeley

Noor was inspired to start studying law after seeing her single mother try to navigate the legal system to get the child support she deserved. Noor hopes to use her law degree to unite people—and continue advocating for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.

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Tevin A.
Johns Hopkins University

With a master’s degree in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, Tevin hopes to become a leader and innovator in genomics. In addition to this work, he wants to be an empowering speaker, inspiring people to become the strongest version of themselves.

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