Daily Archives: March 15, 2016
currently recruiting for warehouse and factory positions in Hickory Hill and East Memphis. The positions are for assembly line workers, shipping and receiving, pickers, packers, and packaging
A pair of Memphis-area nonprofits and a local bank are preparing to award $100,000 in scholarships to girls and young women who plan to continue their studies beyond high school.
Applications for the Step Ahead Scholarship – a collaborative effort of A Step Ahead Foundation and Girls Inc. of Memphis – are being accepted through April 15.
BankTennessee manages the program, which is now in its third year.
The scholarship program – available to any female Shelby County resident aged 17 to 30 with plans to attend an accredited university, community college, licensed career college or technical school – has awarded $200,000 in the last two years. Out of 40 applications the first year, 14 girls received awards. In year two there were nearly 90 applicants and 21 recipients.
Awards will be 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.
Preference will be given to applicants who intend to use their education to help the community, and who express a desire to lower rates of teen and unplanned pregnancy in the greater Memphis area.