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A Step Ahead Scholarship Program
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.
SInce its inception in 2014, $1,100,000 has been awarded to outstanding young women in the Memphis community. Multiple scholarships of at least $2,000 are awarded. Awards are 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.
“The scholarships are part of the mission at A Step Ahead, which seeks to remove barriers for women so they can focus on getting an education and become more successful in life. Such barriers include the debt that comes with going to college and becoming mothers before being able to graduate and start a working career. We want to empower all women to achieve their hopes and dreams.” - Nikki Gibbs, Executive Director, A Step Ahead
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients!
Constance Lewis Jones
2020-2021 Scholarship Application Process is Closed
*UPDATE*- The 2020-2021 application process is closed for this year. Scholarship recipients will be announced by May 15th. Look for next year's application process to start in late Jan or early Feb 2021.
BankTennessee is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2020-2021 A Step Ahead Scholarship is now open. The Step Ahead Scholarship program is a collaborative effort of A Step Ahead Foundation and Girls Inc. of Memphis to support their commitment to encouraging the educational advancement and leadership development of young women in the greater Memphis community.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS- Due to the closures of high schools. we are waiving the requirement that a transcript must be included with the scholarship application.
COLLEGE STUDENTS- Because most college students have online access to their unofficial transcript, we request that they still include it with their application if an official one is unavailable. If you are a college student and are having trouble accessing your transcript, please email scholarship [at] astepaheadfoundation [dot] org.
Questions or technical assistance needed, email scholarship [at] astepaheadfoundation [dot] org.
See examples of past scholarship recipient videos below for your review.