UPLIFT Scholarships cover registration for any of our professional development symposiums.  These scholarships are funded by college coaches and servant leaders who have decided to GIVE BACK to the game.  These scholarships can be used for any A STEP UP, INC. professional development symposium.

Scholarships cover the $250 registration cost of any professional development symposium. Participants are still responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.

A QUICK NOTE: When someone holds a special place in your heart, makes a big impact in your life or changes their community for good, it’s fitting to honor their contributions. Anne Donovan and I worked together for two seasons with the WNBA Charlotte Sting where Anne lead the Sting to the WNBA Championship series vs the Los Angeles Sparks. Johnny and I considered Anne a friend and were fortunate to do some team building work with Anne’s teams at Seton Hall and the WNBA Seattle Storm. Because of several of our Board Members’ relationship with Anne, we would like to carry on her legacy of coaching — teaching current and future generations by naming our UPLIFT Scholarship in memory of Anne this year.

Education, Professional Development and Leadership Development are gifts that last a lifetime, and the ANNE DONOVAN - UPLIFT Memorial Registration Scholarship gives a meaningful way to honor Anne’s commitment to advancing the game as a player and a coach.

Last year, thanks to your contributions we were able to give away 40 UPLIFT Scholarships. 

If you are interested in paying it forward by giving an ANNE DONOVAN UPLIFT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for a coach who could use the assistance to cover the $250 cost of A Step Up registration, please contact us.

With sincere appreciation,

Johnny & Felicia



  • All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or have an anticipated graduation date of May 2019.

  • Currently employed part-time or full-time as an assistant or seeking employment as a college assistant coach.

  • Applicants may be male or female.

  • All Applicants must be available to attend the symposium in its entirety (May 6 – 8, 2019) or Head Coaches Executive Leadership Academy from (May 8 – 10, 2019).

  • Scholarship winners must cover their own travel arrangements.


  • A current resume with three references.

  • One typed letter of recommendation from your head coach or athletic director.

  • Personal statements answering the following questions:

    • Why would you like to attend A STEP UP, NEXT LEVEL or the HEAD COACHES LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?

    • How do you believe attending will benefit your professional development?

    • Why is financial assistance being requested?

All completed applications must be received by noon Friday, March 22, 2019

NOTE: All information submitted during the application process will become the property of A STEP UP, INC. and will not be returned.

Questions or interested in providing a scholarship?

Felicia Hall Allen



Johnny Allen