Rising female high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (2012-2013 academic year) who reside in Missouri (as well as Michigan, Ohio, or Nebraska) and who have an interest in a pre-college summer academic enrichment program at one of a handful of select universities have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to cover the costs.
The Joyce Ivy Foundation, based in Ann Arbor, MI, was "established to promote the expansion of new and broader academic experiences for young women. As a non-profit organization, the Joyce Ivy Foundation is dedicated to the academic advancement of young women in the Midwest. The Foundation seeks to provide exposure, encouragement, counsel, financial assistance, and employment support to young women who have the potential to attend or do attend Ivy League and equivalent institutions."
The Joyce Ivy Foundation scholarships support summer academic experiences at the following collegiate campuses:
- Barnard College
- Brown University
- Cornell University
- Emory University
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Smith College
- Stanford University
Click here to research the pre-college summer options available at each participating campus.
The online application for scholarship consideration is now available. Applicants must submit the following documents:
- the Joyce Ivy Foundation Pre-College Scholarship application form
- an essay (no more than 500 words) on one of the topics from the Common Application
- an essay (no more than 200 words) describing expectations of the experience
- copies of all financial aid application(s) submitted to the pre-college program(s)
- copies of letters of recommendation sent with the pre-college program application(s)
- official high school transcript(s)
- copy of parent/guardian tax returns for prior two years (first two pages of 1040 only)
- copies of PSAT, SAT and/or ACT test score results
The application deadline to apply for a Joyce Ivy Foundation scholarship is Monday, March 19. However, prospective students must also apply for admission to the school's program, as well, many of which have submission deadlines in advance of March 19.
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