78 Named Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars, Foundation Supports 1000th Scholar


ANN ARBOR, MI, April 4, 2022 – The Joyce Ivy Foundation today announced the names of seventy-eight young women selected to receive scholarships to participate in summer pre-college academic programs at the Foundation’s partner colleges and universities, including Barnard College, Brown University, Cornell University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Smith College, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Chicago and Yale University. For the first time in two years, the Foundation expects the majority of Scholars to participate in on-campus programming. With this cohort of seventy-eight young women, the Foundation will award its 1000th scholarship, bringing the total number of Scholars supported since 2006 to 1,050. 

The 2022 Summer Scholars come from all seven of the Midwestern states currently supported by the Foundation – Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota – and attend 55 different secondary schools. 

The Summer Scholars Selection Committee was chaired by two Summer Scholar Alumnae: Allison Jegla, JIF ‘10 and Katharine Janes, JIF ‘12. The Committee included members of the Foundation’s senior leadership, as well as six additional Summer Scholar Alumnae who serve on the Board of Directors and Associate Board of Directors. 

“It is exciting to see our Scholar alumnae playing such a significant role in selecting the next generation of Joyce Ivy Scholars,” said Brittany Knight, Executive Director. “Our Selection Committee was impressed with the talent, potential, and drive of this year’s applicant pool. We are proud to support this year’s cohort of young women as they seek out experiences and opportunities beyond their comfort zones.” 

For Scholars who come from schools that calculate GPA or class rank, 68% reported a 4.0 GPA or higher and 11 rank first or second in their high school class. The 2022 Summer Scholars are representative of a variety of lived experiences and perspectives: 69% identify as women of color, including twenty-one Black Scholars, fourteen Asian Scholars, thirteen Latina Scholars, five Multiracial Scholars, and one Native Scholar. Nearly 40% are first generation to attend college and over half qualify for the highest level of need-based scholarship.

It’s always incredible to see how young women from so many different walks of life can come together and connect around their shared roots and ambition,” said Aditi Adhikari, JIF ‘14 and member of the Associate Board of Directors. “This cohort is no different, with young women representing a huge variety of identities, hometowns, and interests. I’m excited to see how they’ll collaborate and lean on each other this summer and in the years to come.” 

Two of the 2022 Summer Scholars will also be recipients of special named awards, including the Mary Vandewiele Leadership Award and the Joyce Ivy Alumnae Supported Scholarship. The Foundation will announce the 2022 award recipients next week.

A total of nine 2022 Scholars are participants in Minds Matter, a national organization that provides lower-income students with multi-year college preparatory mentoring and support. The Joyce Ivy Foundation, Minds Matter Cleveland, Minds Matter Detroit and Minds Matter Twin Cities will jointly fund the scholarships for the Minds Matter Scholars, in collaboration with the summer program partners. In addition, one 2022 Scholar is a student at the University Prep Charter Network in Detroit. Through a joint partnership, the Joyce Ivy Foundation and UPrep Schools will fund the scholarship for the University Prep Scholar.

The Foundation will also be supporting five Scholars who were selected in 2021 and elected to defer participation to 2022, bringing the total number of supported Scholars to eighty-three.

The 2022 Summer Scholars will be honored during the annual Summer Scholars Gala on Saturday, May 14, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan. The Gala will feature an address by the 2022 Joyce Ivy Foundation Leader of the Year, Lisa Corless, CEO of AF Group. The Foundation will also honor five Woman of Impact award recipients: Echo Brown, Kimberly Dowdell, Christina Koch, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, and Monique Lamoureux-Morando. Ticket sales and sponsorship for the Gala can be found here

The 2022 Summer Scholars


Teya Adham, Wayne Memorial High School 

Dyuthi Aryasomayajula, Washtenaw International High School 

Emily Buison, Wayne Memorial High School

Kyshawn Carr, Wayne Memorial High School 

Bushra Chowdhury, Hamtramck High School 

Kimberly Cortes, Pontiac High School 

Lily Dixon, Marquette Senior High School 

Jillian Essig, Notre Dame Preparatory

Erica Hayes, University Liggett School 

Corinne Jordan, Cranbrook Kingswood

Katie Tait, Fowlerville High School 

Anum Khan, Washtenaw International High School 

Sumaya Khatun, Hamtramck High School 

Ridhima Kodali, Huron High School

Emily Lemus, Wayne Memorial High School 

Jenny Liao, Washtenaw International High School 

Shelly Lin, Walled Lake Western High School 

Madeleine Wood, Marquette Senior High School 

Elodie Malherbe, Marquette Senior High School 

Bailey Mingus, Wylie E Groves High School 

Desirai Mitchell, University Liggett School 

Raiven Mitchell, University Liggett School 

Yazmin Munoz-Mejia, Wayne Memorial High School 

Kanij Nessa, Hamtramck High School

Lilyana Raishouni, Divine Child High School 

Se’Cora Simmons, Pontiac High School 

Perrion Summers, University Preparatory Academy 

Vaishnavi Tummala, Washtenaw International High School 

Shani Van Heerde, Washtenaw Technical Middle College 

Zainab Zaidan, Crestwood High School 


Azariah Cuff, Walnut Hills High School 

Kathryn Amend, Saint Ursula Academy 

Cierra Banks, John Hay Cleveland School of Science and Medicine

Sydney Abigail Borges, Walsh Jesuit High School 

Lakayla Caffey, Bard High School Early College 

Allison Calkins, Walnut Hills High School 

Viviana Elin, Hathaway Brown School

Isabella Green, Hawken School 

Jaida Hadley, Cleveland Metropolitan Remote High School 

Selina Hokello, Laurel School 

Khamaree Howard, Garfield Heights High School 

Tanya Kotyk, Lake High School 

Prisha Kumar, Walnut Hills High School 

Cielo Lopez, James Ford Rhodes High School 

Natalie Malone, Jackson High School 

Amira McDuffie, Cleveland Early College High School 

Chidimma Obi, Hawken School 

Kendal Osborne, Jackson High School 

Mahi Patel, Batavia High School 

Amara Perez, Perrysburg High School 

Addison Schaad, Waterford High School

Ella Vanelli, Grand Valley High School 

Jade Winters, Jackson High School

Joanie Wood, Crestview High School 

Kaylee Wray, Fairfield High School 

Rumeysa Yilmaz, Solon High School 


Alyssa Betancourt, Omaha South High Magnet School 

Lucia Marvin-DeBuse, Burke High School 

Yoleth Montenegro, Omaha South High School 

Valeria Ronquillo, Omaha South High School 

Savannah Sipp, Omaha Central High School 

Julissa Valencia-Chavez, Omaha South High School 

Carmen Wilhelm, Omaha South High School 


​Nico Carlson, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

Anna Carpenter, Ladue Horton Watkins High School 

Penelope Chen, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School 

Sally Njenga, Hazelwood West High School 

Samantha Zhang, Lafayette High School 


Meron Abebe, Two Rivers High School 

Elizabeth Alene, Highland Park Senior High School 

Rachel Fils-Aime, Atwater Cosmos Grove City School

Maryeva Gonzalez, St Paul Academy and Summit School 

Triana Mendoza, Eden Prairie High School 

Nafnati Mohammed, Centennial High School 

Darartu Musse, Harding High School 

North Dakota

Annelise Klein, Century High School 

Abbigail Kramer, South High School 

South Dakota 

Grace Davis, Brookings High School 


About The Joyce Ivy Foundation

The Joyce Ivy Foundation seeks to provide exposure, encouragement, and financial assistance to young women who have the academic, intellectual, and leadership potential to attend the nation’s most selective institutions of higher education. Funding for the Joyce Ivy Foundation is provided by individuals, other foundations, and corporations. Since its founding in 2006, the Foundation has named 1,050 students from Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota as Joyce Ivy Scholars, providing scholarships for them to attend summer educational programs at partner college summer programs, and providing or leveraging $5.5 million in scholarship funding. For more information, please visit www.joyceivyfoundation.org or contact the Joyce Ivy Foundation at info@joyceivyfoundation.org or (734) 661-0229.