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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 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 are awarded from a $300,000 fund. 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. Since its inception in 2014, $700,000 has been awarded to outstanding young women in the Memphis Community. 

“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/Director of Donor Relations, A Step Ahead Foundation

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Eleanor Abreo

Anay Alamanza

Shakira Amin

Akiyana Amos

Alicia Anderson

Elizabeth Atkinson

NiCarra Bailey

LeNerika Beasley

Morgan Boyce

Raven Boyce

Jessica Cura

Caitlyn Emrich

Jamaya Fleming

Olivia Floyd 

Abigail Gardiner

Shira Grant  

Keyana Hawkins 

Jameka Hayes 

Briana Henderson 

Danielle Jackson 

Jordan Jackson 

Maya Jackson  

Tyra Jackson 

Tatiana Johnson

Breana Kirkwood

Thao Anh La

Jasmine Leavy

Asha' Lester

Madyson Levy

Imajin Lias

Asha Love

Amy Madjlesi

Joyia Miller

Jada Mitchell

Alexandria Moore

Alyssa Moore

Mya Morrow

Qimmah Muhammad

Maxine Nero

Lidia Olvera

Briana Palmer

Mary Parry

Hannah Piecuch

Shelby Powe

Nadia Powell

Anne Pritchard

Nicole Quinones

Adrienne Rodriguez

GareAna Rosebud

Shaneria Sanders

MiKayla Shaffer

Whitney Snow

Kasey Spilman

Destiny Stokes

Desiree Stout

Ingram Stoval

Kirbi Tucker

Emma Wagner

Jessica Warren

Bianca Weatherspoon

Skyy Wheat

Tierney Wilks

Megan Williams

Mia Williams

Brianna Willis

Trinity Worthy

Traci Wright