Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Step Ahead Scholarship Recipients!

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, $1,000,000 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 program is a collaborative effort of A Step Ahead Foundation and Girls Inc. of Memphis that supports each organization’s commitment to encouraging the educational advancement and leadership development of young women in the greater Memphis area. A third partner, Bank Tennessee, manages the scholarship program.

Here are this year’s winners:

Nicarra Bailey

Stephanie Bobo

Jada Bowie

Raven Boyce

Madison Burton

Danielle Cannon

Kirsten Carter

Erica Cathey

Autumn Conway

Christina Elliott

Jamaya Fleming

April Gaithright

Kyler Hall

Takymlya Harris

Kayla Hawkins

Jameka Hayes

Keleigh Henry

Sally Hoff

Amanda Ibrahim

Sierra Jackson

Jada Jenkins

Tatiana Johnson

Selena Jones

Sophia Kchouk

Thao La

Constance Lewis

Nicole Li

Errica Little

Asha Love

Maggie Makris

Nicara McKenzie

Chloe McNeil

Maya Morris

Mya Morrow

Qimmah Muhammad

Lidia Olvera

Christa Palms

Tomeka Patterson

Gerita Perry

Tianna Powell

Adrienne Rodriguez

GareAna Rosebud

MiKayla Shaffer

Victoria Taylor

Haley Thomas

Alexis Tidwell

Lataysha Walker

Taylor Washington

Jonisha Winston

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