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St. Louis Internship Program Grad Paying It Forward Through Scholarship Fund

SLIP graduate Steven Taylor awarded a $500 scholarship to SLIP Intern Lamayah Clayton.
SLIP graduate Steven Taylor awarded a $500 scholarship to SLIP Intern Lamayah Clayton.

Steven Taylor, a Senior Transaction Manager within Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Services division in Atlanta, GA knows how important support is when you are a high school student trying to figure out your next steps.

Taylor was a intern with The St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) in 2006 at the commercial real estate company Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, now known as Cushman & Wakefield. He found the support he needed through SLIP and is now paying it forward by supporting high school juniors through a scholarship program he created.

Taylor started the St. Louis Internship Program Junior Alumni Scholarship in 2015 to recognize the professional and scholastic accomplishments of interns who complete the program. Junior interns are eligible to apply for the $500 scholarship which offers an incentive to complete their senior year of high school and continue on to college. Funds are dispersed during the summer after high school graduation and can be used for any expense. Since 2015, three SLIP interns have received this prestigious scholarship.

 “Steven understands the adversities many young people face in graduating high school and college,” said SLIP Executive Director Shanise Johnson. “His desire to help equip SLIP interns to become the greatest they can be is indicative of his character and demonstrates the values we hold high in our program.”

 SLIP Intern Lamayah Clayton was the recipient of the 2017 Junior Alumni Scholarship. Taylor personally presented the scholarship June 29, 2018 in St. Louis. Clayton worked at Husch Blackwell as a legal intern in 2017.  She then went on to complete the Patient Care Internship with SLIP and earned her CNA license. She will be joining the Mizzou family in the fall of 2018 to pursue a degree in Nursing.

 Taylor, a graduate of Georgia State University, actively supports students in St. Louis through the SLIP scholarship and in Atlanta serving as a mentor/tutor with Yes! Atlanta.