Are you passionate about what you do? Are you disciplined to “stay the course?” Here are six people under 30 years old pursuing their passions and it is paying off big!
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Isha Jain thinks math and science are cool.

Recently, 16-year-old Isha used both skill sets to identify what causes growth spurts. Not only did she think her findings were cool, but so did the journal “Developmental Dynamics,” which published her work. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology went beyond just the thinking: It gave her a cool $100,000 scholarship.

Rissi Palmer was offered a pop record deal with top producers who worked with the likes of Janet Jackson. But Palmer held out, while struggling with odd jobs, for her true passion — country music.

When Brittany and Robbie Bergquist of Norwell, Massachusetts, heard of a soldier having to pay almost $8,000 for a phone bill to call his family from Iraq, they wanted to do something.

Cecelia Ahern at 21, she received $1 million to write her first novel, “P.S. I Love You.”

Alexandra Nechita’s artistic accomplishments are anything but small,