KIPP Memphis seniors Aaliyah Allen and Roy Antoine awarded Amplify & Goldberg scholarships!


We are so excited to announce that KMCH seniors Aaliyah Allen and Roy Antoine have just been awarded incredible scholarships!

They are two of 30 exceptional KIPP graduates across the country that have been selected for the Dave Goldberg Scholarship  AND the Amplify Scholarship! Each student will stipends for critical expenses outside of tuition and room & board and a one-on-one mentor who will support them through their educational and professional pathways.

Both will be attending Washington University in St. Louis this fall, and yes, they are best buds (and our dual marching band leaders). We are truly excited for their journey. This has been a joyful time and we are so grateful to the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation AND iMentor for their continued support of KIPP!

Amplify Scholar


Aaliyah Allen is an incoming freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. She intends to major in the Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology program and minor in Spanish and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is eager to get involved in student government and the Black Student Union on campus. At KMCH, Aaliyah has been a member of Rho Kappa, the National English Honor Society, and the marching band. Aaliyah is excited to use the scholarship to study abroad during college, which has long been her dream.

About the Amplify Scholarship

We are inspired by this generation of young people—by their idealism, their moral clarity, and their sense of urgency. To support these leaders of tomorrow, iMentor and KIPP have partnered to create an annual scholarship that will help amplify their voices as they embark on the college journey. The scholarship includes a stipend, mentoring, and 3-day retreat hosted in New York City to build skills, connections, and community.


Goldberg Scholar

Roy Antoine is an incoming freshman at Washington University in St. Louis, where he plans to study mechanical engineering. Roy has an impressive record of academic and extracurricular achievements—not only is he Valedictorian of his class, but he also juggles a demanding job outside of school and led the KMCH marching band. Roy has been with KIPP Memphis since middle school, when he met his KIPP Through College mentor in the 7th grade and hasn’t stopped working with her since! He’s excited to have the freedom to pursue internships, paid or unpaid, thanks to the scholarship.

About the Goldberg Scholarship 
An annual scholarship to empower a new generation of diverse leaders. The Goldberg Scholars program honors the remarkable life and legacy of Dave Goldberg by providing exceptional KIPP graduates with financial support and mentorship throughout college. The scholarship includes a stipend, mentoring, and support from the Goldberg Connectors, a network of professionals who will help students secure summer internships and job opportunities.

Over 250 KIPP seniors across the country applied for each scholarship and only 15 were selected. Aaliyah and Roy are the first KIPP Memphis students to have been awarded these honors. Their hard work and dedication to their education is inspiration to us all. We also are grateful for the work of Richard Bailey and his team of senior advisors, Alexcia Gest and M.L. Weber, who demonstrate the power of the KIPP Through College partnership with our students and families.

Molly Wallace