Steps of Success 5K Scholarship Fund

Proceeds from the Steps of Success 5K fund college scholarship opportunities for students awarded at the awards ceremony on race day.  It's a big deal and emotional for students who are in need of funding their education.  We understand the financial hardships many students face pursuing their educational dreams.  Our goal is to help eliminate the financial barriers that may prohibit a student from graduating.  

Scholarship offerings are as follows:

  • #IGNITE Scholarships: $500+
  • #INSPIRE Scholarships: $1000+ 
  • #TRANSFORM Scholarships: $2500+

* Students who complete the 5K walk/run qualify for #IGNITE Scholarships

** Students who participate in the 5K AND opt-in to the Pathway to Success Initiative qualify for #INSPIRE and #TRANSFORM Scholarships

Pathway to Success Initiative


The Pathway to Success Initiative (P2SI) serves as the framework by which our strategy evolves into long-term impact.  It consists of four focus areas:

  1. Education - Topics geared toward providing information, skills and tools that empower students for academic success.
  2. Leadership - Topics geared toward developing and empowering future leaders, both personally and professionally, with information, tools and 21st Century skills.
  3. Faith - Topics geared toward developing and empowering skills that build character and self esteem that grows students in their personal faith and relationship with God.
  4. Health & Wellness - Topics geared toward creation an action plan to enhance their overall fitness, health and wellness.


  1. Traditional (Collegiate) - Students registered and attending a college or university to obtain a degree.
  2. Non-Traditional (High School, At Risk Individuals and Young Adults) - Individuals interested in pursuing a trade, entrepreneurship or gaining a skill versus a college degree.

Each focus area is a transformational experience combining the latest ideas, models, curriculum, skills and tools that ignite purpose, inspire success and transform the lives of not only collegiate students, but also, high school, at-risk individuals, underserved youth and young adults.  The age range for this initiative is 15 - 24.


  • We are a ministry center in an under-resourced community in West Nashville, with a goal to improve the safety and quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Supplemental resources that meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs power our cause.  We offer family-strengthening tools and social activities for all ages.  This mission drives our goal to see our neighbors find their passions and thrive at their full potential


  • Y.E.S Nashville strives to enrich the lives of children in inner city Nashville by encouraging them to reach their full potential.  Through daily programs such as tutoring, summer camp, a basketball league, job skills training, and other recreational and cultural activities, low-income children are given positive alternative to the streets and opportunities for a bright future.


  • Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) empowers children and youth to discover and live out their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.  Here at PTM, there is a history of helping kids become overcomers.  Overcomers see beyond what is right in front of them.  Caring adult relationships, tutoring academic programs, and spiritual programs all help kids and youth become the overcomers we know them to be.