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  • 2012 Reception

STEPS


Scholarships Taking Elementary Promising Students (STEPS) is a unique investment in higher education. It is a college scholarship opportunity that is awarded to an elementary school student.


Each year a donor-adopted school selects a deserving fifth-grade student to receive a STEPS award. Upon graduating from high school, having remained drug and crime free and demonstrating continued academic achievement, the STEPS recipient will receive $4,000 for tuition and fees at the College of Central Florida.


To fully adopt the school and provide a scholarship for a boy and girl student is $20,000, which establishes two endowed scholarships at the adopted elementary school. The two endowed scholarships are both awarded each year in perpetuity.


Donors may also elect to establish an initial scholarship for one student at the selected school for a $10,000 commitment. A $20,000 gift enables the donor to fully adopt the selected school making a scholarship available to a fifth grade boy and girl.


Corey Corneille is the first STEPS recipient to attend the College of Central Florida and spoke at the 2012 STEPS Reception.




History


In 2005, Mr. Bernie Little proposed an endowed scholarship program to be awarded annually to promising and financially deserving elementary students to strive for a college education. The plan is to provide an endowed scholarship for a boy and a girl for every elementary school in the college's service area.


Keep In Touch


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Participating Schools


Since STEPS began in 2005, 209 students have been recognized. The goal for the STEPS program is to have at least two scholarships available to each elementary school within Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. If you are interested in adopting a school, please contact the CF Foundation at 352-873-5808.


 

   

School Name

STEPS Donors/Tribute

   
  Citrus County:  
 
1
Central Ridge Elementary Black Diamond Foundation, Inc.
 
2
Citrus Springs Elementary Black Diamond Foundation, Inc.
 
3
Crystal River Primary In honor of Betty Strifler
 
4
Floral City Elementary Michael D. Bays & Dr. John R. DeGraw
 
5
Forest Ridge Elementary In memory of Tom Franklin
 
6
Hernando Elementary Taste of CF
 
7
Homosassa Elementary In honor of Nevin C. Jenkins
 
8
Inverness Primary Elementary In memory of Gary Maidhof
 
9
Lecanto Primary In honor of Mari-Elain Ebitz
 
10
Pleasant Grove Elementary Michael D. Bays & Dr. John R. DeGraw
 
11
Rock Crusher Elementary In honor of Sandra Balfour
       
  Levy County:  
 
1
Bronson Elementary Bernie L. Little
In honor of Robert E. Durrance 
 
2
Cedar Key Elementary In honor of Robert O. Hastings
The Late Jack Wilkinson In memory of Hazel Etheridge
 
3
Chiefland Elementary In honor of Robert O. Hastings
The Late Jack Wilkinson In honor of Coach Doyle McCall
 
4
Williston Elementary Linda A. Potter In memory of Anna Faulk and Bill Faulk
 
5
Yankeetown Elementary In honor of Carol Runnels-Sullivan
In honor of Eleanor Hutchinson
       
  Marion County:  
 
1
Anthony Elementary

Anonymous

Carolyn B. Grissom

 
2
Belleview Elementary Church Without Walls
 
3
Belleview-Santos Elementary Michael and Melissa Bianculli
 
4
College Park Elementary The Late Arthur I. Appleton
Appleton Potter Family Foundation
 
5
Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary Taylor, Bean and Whitaker Corp.
 
6
Dunnellon Elementary

In honor of Bobby L. James

Attie G. Branan Memorial

 
7
East Marion Elementary In Memory of Mary Seamans
 
8
Eighth Street Elementary Scotty and Diane Andrews
Clark Properties, LLC
McBride Land & Development Company
 
9
Emerald Shores Elementary ClosetMaid
 
10
Evergreen Elementary Church Without Walls
 
11
Fessenden Elementary Bernie L. Little
Kulbir Ghumman In memory of Nans Ghumman
 
12
Fort McCoy School Mary Brent Kraus
 
13
Greenway Elementary In honor of Frank M. and Naida K. Rasbury
In honor of Trustee Ron Ewers   
 
14
Hammett Bowen, Jr. Elementary School

Frank J. DeLuca

Church Without Walls

 
15
Harbour View Elementary Live Oak Foundation - Chester C. Weber
 
16
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

Ocala Eye, P.A.

Virgil & Debbie Kapp

 
17
Madison Street Academy Regions Bank
 
18
Maplewood Elementary 

In honor of Frank M. and Naida K. Rasbury

Attie G. Brannon Memorial

 
19
Marion Oaks Elementary In memory of Juanita L. Entrekin
 
20
Oakcrest Elementary Appleton Potter Family Foundation
 
21
Ocala Springs Elementary

Linda A. Potter In honor of Senator Evelyn J. Lynn

Church Without Walls

 
22
Reddick - Collier Elementary Bernie L. Little
Linda A. Potter In honor of Elizabeth S. Hunt
 
23
Romeo Elementary Mary Brent Kraus
 
24
Saddlewood Elementary In honor of Trustee Frank E. Stafford
 
25
Shady Hill Elementary In memory of Steve Albright, Sr.
Mary Brent Kraus/Florida Bertha Counts Woods Memorial
 
26
South Ocala Elementary

In honor of Trustee Cory Pool

Church Without Walls

 
27
Sparr Elementary Foxfire Realty, Inc.
 
28
Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary

ClosetMaid

Church Without Walls

 
29
Ward Highlands Elementary Mary Brent Kraus
 
30
Wyomina Elementary Signature Brands, LLC

Adopt A School


Adopt a school today! The following schools need STEPS sponsors.


  Citrus County Schools  
Central Ridge Elementary
      Citrus Springs Elementary
      Floral City Elementary
      Forest Ridge Elementary
      Homosassa Elementary
      Lecanto Primary
      Pleasant Grove Elementary
       
  Levy County Schools   Whispering Winds Charter School
       
  Marion County Schools   Belleview Elementary
      East Marion Elementary
      Evergreen Elementary
      Harbour View Elementary
      Marion Charter School
      McIntosh Area Charter School
      Saddlewood Elementary
      Sparr Elementary
       

If you are interested in adopting a school, please contact the CF Foundation at 352-873-5808.


STEPS to CF 2012 Reception


Images from this years reception will be available soon.