The Step Up Award provides funding for students who would otherwise have to forego extracurricular opportunities because they have to work after school and/or on weekends. The intent of the program is to provide students the chance to participate in extracurricular opportunities, ideally team-based activities such as sports and/or academic-based team work, by receiving $1250 per semester.

Students are invited to submit an application that includes information about their hopes for the future, and how they like to spend their time in order to advance their goals.