More than 100 students now have more money to pay for school thanks to "A Step Ahead Foundation."
The organization hosted its scholarship giveaway Friday afternoon, gifting the students with $2,000 scholarships.
Event organizers Sylvia Martinez and Nikki Gibbs both say this event is a catalyst for helping future generations.
"You look around and see not only the young woman who is receiving a scholarship," Martinez said. "You'll see dogs; you'll see babies, you'll see moms — grandmas."
Martinez described the event as a "family event" as it affected multiple generations.
"It is an investment on the family — supporting a scholar to continue their goals," she said.
A Step Ahead Foundation offers women of Memphis and Shelby County access to long-term reversible birth control to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
"By enabling women to have access and knowledge regarding long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC), Shelby County women can achieve their full potential—educationally, economically, and in their family lives," their website states. "Our long-term objectives include decreasing rates of teen pregnancy, school dropout, unemployment, and poverty."