We are a source of scholarships & information

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented high school women from the Midwest to participate in summer academic programs on the campuses of our college partners.

Summer Scholars
Shamrin Salam
Harvard Secondary School '21
Michigan Math & Science Academy '23
Vibhasree Peddi
MIT Women's Technology Program '21
Washtenaw International High School '22
Christel Gelin
Brown Leadership Institute '21
Reynoldsburg High School '22
Jillian Evans
Summer@Brown '21
Jackson High School '22
Kadee Lui
Yale Young Global Scholars '21
Hawken Upper School '22
Ayah Sulaiman
Summer@Brown '21
University Prep Academy '24
Azariah Cuff
Barnard Young Women's Leadership Institute '22
Walnut Hills High School '23
Carmen Wilhelm
Johns Hopkins Pre College '22
Omaha South High School '24
Sydney Abigail Borges
Cornell Summer College '22
Walsh Jesuit High School '24
Sally Njenga
Emory Pre College '22
Hazelwood West High School '23
Prechha Tiwari
Summer@Brown '23
Fairfield Senior High School '24
Lily Beth Stockard
Brown Leadership Institute '23
Jackson Senior High School '24
Ayanna Owens
Harvard Pre College '23
North Kansas City High School '24

We are a forum for ideas & leadership

The Joyce Ivy Foundation College Admissions Workshop and Symposium bring together students, families, educators and admissions officers to exchange critical information about applying to — and paying for — college. Our Scholar Groups are a chance for our Scholars and alumnae to connect with mentors and one another. Our Associate Board and Fellows Program offers alumnae the opportunity to hone leadership skills while helping the Foundation prosper.


We believe in the transformative power of educational experiences that stretch comfort zones and raise aspirations

The Joyce Ivy Impact

will be first generation to attend college
identify as women of color
college matriculation
report their Joyce Ivy experience raised college aspirations
Joyce Ivy opened my eyes to the many opportunities that were right in front of me! With the help of my fellow Joyce Ivy Scholars and alumnae, I was able to learn so many valuable skills and lessons that guided me through the college and scholarship application process. I have been given the chance to study at Harvard University for the next four years. I can’t wait to use my college education to make a change in this world, and I credit Joyce Ivy for all the love and support. Chisimdi Aguwa
Summer@Brown '20
Chisimdi Aguwa
Washtenaw International High School '21
Harvard University '25
My summer course provided me with more in-depth knowledge and experiences that I would not have gotten in any high school class. Being a part of the Joyce Ivy community has allowed me to make connections with people from all across the country and form friendships that I know will be long lasting. Rui Rui Beifuss
Discover Hopkins '21
Rui Rui Bleifuss
Highland Park Senior High School '22
The events and programming coordinated through the Joyce Ivy Foundation welcomed me into a community of women who strive for excellence in all they do. Being surrounded by such inspirational women motivated me to apply to my dream school. When I got onto campus freshman year, the advice from previous Joyce Ivy scholars helped me adjust to life at college. Rae Peterson
Summer@Brown '15
Rae Peterson
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School '16
University of Pennsylvania '20
It is because of the Joyce Ivy Foundation and the tireless efforts of the Fellows program that I am here today as a successful college and medical school student. Getting the opportunity to take a pre-college cancer biology course at Emory University with the support of JIF was a formative experience that led me to enroll in the Biomedical Science major at Ohio State and that set me on a path towards a career in medicine. Bhageerathi Ganesan
Emory Pre College '16
Bhageerathi Ganesan
New Albany High School '17
The Ohio State University ' 21
The Ohio State University College of Medicine '25
My experience with Joyce Ivy made me feel more confident in my ability to succeed academically as well as introduced me to new opportunities. Because I am from a rural small town, I was not familiar with many universities, how to approach the college search, or important factors to consider when deciding which university is the right fit. However, with the Joyce Ivy program at Stanford, I was able to be introduced to Dartmouth and met other like minded individuals who inspired me to understand myself and to strive for more. Shae Wolfe
Stanford Summer College '15
Shae Wolfe
Lutheran High Northeast '16
Dartmouth College '20