A Stepping Stone Foundation Blog

Congratulations to Our Newest Winners!

Please welcome the newest A Stepping Stone Foundation scholars!

Each year, we invite former preschoolers who were in one of our Stepping Stone-funded LEAF programs for six months or more to apply for the Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship.  Over the years, two additional scholarship offerings have been added; Ivey Stepping Higher and the William O. Smith awards.

Below is a list of the most recent class of award winners. This year we awarded more than $44,000 to 37 deserving students. Many thanks to the Scholarship Team who reads, scores and awards each entry with loving consideration: Patricia Davis, M. Laida Restrepo (Co-Chairs); Judy Brengi, Lenay Dunn, Sue Yale and Gabriel Escontrias with Cindy Gattorna (voice but no vote ex-oficio).

Award Year 2021-2022

Brenda Alvarez Cruz*

Cytlalli Avalos*

Asiel Avelar*

Juan Beltran ISHS

Javier Cano

Adrian Carrillo Ramos* ISHS

Maritza Diaz*

Deysi Fernandez Lucero*

Luis Eduardo Fierro Manzanedo

Aileen Fuentes*

Valeria Gallardo

Jorge Francisco Gonzalez* ISHS

Derek Grijalva

Ezequiel Hernandez

Ana Herrera ISHS

Valeria Leon Ramirez

Karen Lopez Castillo

Keyla Martinez Bartolo*

Yohana Martinez WOS

Stephanie Olivera Lopez

Pedro Peñaloza*

Jose Perez

Emily Plascencia*

Ana Quihuis*

Vanessa Ramirez* ISHS

Yeili Ramos

Martin Ruiz Suarez

Jesus Sandoval*

Freddy Soto Salas* ISHS

Jayline Soto Salas*

Luis Tajia Cota*

Miguel Angel Uriosteguí Fernandez*

Stephanie Uriosteguí WOS

Dulcinea Yanez*

Iris Yanez

Larissa Yanez*

Yazbeth Yanez*