Step Ahead static 2017

We are thrilled to introduce to you the recipients of the 2017-2018 Step Ahead Scholarship!

The Step Ahead Scholarship is a county-wide, post-secondary program for young women who are committed to positively impacting Memphis by encouraging academic success and effective life planning.

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, Tri-State Bank Memphis, manages the scholarship program

Now in its fourth year, the scholarship fund provided multiple awards of $2,000 or more from a $100,000 fund.

The 55 young women chosen by the scholarship program will be presented with their scholarship awards during a presentation ceremony on Tuesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lindenwood Christian Church.

2017-2018 Step Ahead Scholarship Recipients

Alicia Anderson                                                  

Nicarra Bailey                          

Morgan  Boyce

Dariel Buchanan                        

Rae-Jean Davis                                                                     

Malinda Douglas                                                

Caitlyn  Emrich                                                 

Keyana Hawkins

Jameka Hayes

Briana Henderson                     

Danielle Jackson                                  

Maya Jackson

Tyra Jackson


Keyonna James                                    

Lyneshia King                                       

Amber Kyles

Jasmine Leavy

Asha Lester                 

Imajin Lias                                                       

Thao Anh La    

Latrice McClorn                                                

Jada Mitchell    

Alexandria Moore                                  

Jasmine Murphy

Maxine Nero     

Erika Odjigie

Briana Palmer  

MiaJenell Peake


Nadia Powell

Mary Pritchard

Nicole Quinones

GareAna Rosebud

Shaneria Sanders


Phoebe Sharp                                                  

Whitney Snow

Kasey Spilman 

Ingram Stovall 

Shaila Strayhorn

Kirbi Tucker

Gia Nhu Vo                                                      

Ema Wagner                                                    

Shanibria Webster

Kierra Whitelow                                                 

Tierney  Wilks                          


Megan Williams                                               

Mia Williams                                                    

Tarmesica Williams                                           

Christin Wooten

Trinity Worthy                                                  

Maryam Wright                        

Traci Wright                     





Empowering girls and a new generation of women leaders is the global civil rights issue of our time. It takes a village to unlock a girl’s tomorrow in today’s world. Girls Inc. is one of the critical keys to opening that door for thousands of Memphis girls. I am a proud supported because I believe that it is men who have to step up when it comes to the current plight and future hopes of all the girls within our reach. - Rabbi Micah Greenstein
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