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'Step'ping into the spotlight

Baltimore Scholar Cori Grainger stars in the popular step-dance documentary
Posted August 22, 2017
Cori Grainger (center), a sophomore at Hopkins and a Baltimore Scholar, is one of the step dancers whose lives are chronicled a new documentary film. Cori Grainger (center), a sophomore at Hopkins and a Baltimore Scholar, is one of the step dancers whose lives are chronicled a new documentary film.

When the critically acclaimed documentary Step debuted this summer, it brought the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women onto the national stage. In the lead character of Cori Grainger, the film also highlights Hopkins and its Baltimore Scholars Program.

Toward the end of the film, viewers join Grainger and her family as she opens an email detailing her Hopkins acceptance as a Baltimore Scholar. The program recognizes outstanding Baltimore City public school graduates with full or substantial scholarships, dependent on their family finances, and enrichment opportunities such as paid internships, supplemental funds for study abroad or research, and peer, faculty, and alumni mentoring. The Baltimore Scholars Program is generously supported by Hopkins donors.

Grainger, who begins her second year at Hopkins this fall, is studying computer science and international relations. Learn more about Grainger in this Johns Hopkins Magazine profile.