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, $1,300,000 has been awarded to outstanding young women in the Memphis community. Multiple scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded this year. 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 apply a second year if needed. Scholarship awards are limited to two years total.  

“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 

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in February 2022.

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Thank you to Snow & Henry Morgan and the Boyle family for their extremely generous contribution to this year's scholarship fund. 





Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients!

Maya Arije

Maya Ashe

Tia Baker

Maracionna Barnes

Aria Battle

Destiny  Bonds

Nikira Bonds

Ikia Booker

Iyonia Boyce

Kristin Boyce

Azaria Boyd

Taelen Boyd

Kelsey Bradford

Mikiya Brown

Lara Bullock

Madison Burton

Kynnidi  Caffey

Meghan Carpenter

Zaria Cast

Erica Cathey

Jazmene Chatman

Taylor Coleman

Autumn Conway

Kaylee Crawford

Teri Delgado

Gwendolyn Dickey

Rebeka  Duckett

Wanda Eaton

Emily Emrich

Chelsie Fox

Heaven Govan

Anquanesha Green

LaResha Gregory

LeQuandra Hale-Banks

Synithia Harris

Stephanie Hayes

Tamya Hayes

Aimee Hendrix

Keleigh Henry

Makayla Herron

Mikayla Higgins

Mary Hitching

Anyssa Holloway

Moira Hulbert

Amanda Ibrahim

Jada Jenkins

Asia Johnson

Constance Jones

Mikayla Jones

Takia Jones

Sophia Kchouk

Kyla Kendrick

Hadley Kennedy

Reghan Kerr- Lewis

Nadiah Lawrence

Daja Lee

Sharon Lee

Mimi Lofton

Kimberlin Lopez

Maliyah McDonald

Jasmine McGill

Anna McKinney- Wallace

Jacqueline Medina

Dominique Molina

Akasha Morris

Maya Morris

Whitney Muex

Robyn Mungin

VaShundra Nichols

Dainymar Ochoa

Doneisha Odum

Victoria Pearson-Rucker

Jenieya  Peterson

Melanie Phillips

Demi Pointer

Tytianna Pope

Tianna Powell

Alaina Price

Alexandria Rallings

Zuria Ray

Maraya Reaves

Lakeshia Robertson

Darah Rogers

Teri Ross

Jennifer Ruffin

Jourdan Slater

Morgan Smith

Jamiee Staples

Camryn Thompson

Chanise Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Bianca Tudon

Dana Villalva

Lataysha Walker

Terianna Wallace

Rikyah Waller

Kasey Washington

Nariah Wells

Patrice Woods

Xiaolei Wu

Arreon Young

Landerson Young

"You are a strong woman with a strong mind. You have the power to take control of your life and your choices. Think about what you want and what you need, to be healthy and happy."

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