Step Ahead Scholars

2017-2018 Scholarship Information

We are now accepting applications for the Step Ahead Scholarship Program! Completed application packets must be submitted by April 1st, 2017.  


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The Step Ahead Scholarship program is dedicated to recognizing and providing financial support for promising young women from the greater Memphis community who are committed to public service in the areas of academic success and effective, responsible life planning.  The program awards multiple scholarships to young women who plan to pursue a career in public health or social services, and who will promote a wider understanding and use of the most effective contraceptives to assist Memphians in planning their lives and achieving their educational and career goals.

Multiple scholarships of at least $2,000 will be awarded from a $100,000 fund. Awards will be based on strength of application and estimated financial need. Each award is a one-time, annual scholarship—but recipients are encouraged to maintain good academic status and reapply each year as needed.

“Being able to attend and complete college is so important to the women in our community. We want to empower all women to achieve their hopes and dreams.”


 - Claudia Haltom, Founder and CEO of A Step Ahead Foundation

2016-2017 Step Ahead Scholarship Recipients

Jelishia Abston

Hannah Bowers

Dekitra Durant

Terrika Fultz

Terriney Gipson

Jameka Hayes

Yakeima Holliman

Maya Jackson

Tyra Jackson

Tatiana Johnson

Elizabeth Jones

Jasmine Leavy

Asha Lester

Cymon Miller

Jasmine Murphy

Maxine Nero

Briana Palmer

Hannah Piecuch

Sha'neria Sanders

Whitney Snow

Danielle Williams

Megan Williams

RuQaiyah Wililams

Tierney Wilks

Brianna Willis

Christin Wooten

Courtney Wright