Joyce Ivy Foundation

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars are:

  • Young women of high potential with a strong academic record and demonstrated leadership
  • Students who have aspirations to matriculate at an academically rigorous and highly selective college or university

To be considered for a Summer Scholars grant, a student must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A student at a high school in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota
  • Entering junior or senior year of high school (following your summer program)
  • Applications are due February 24th.

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Approved Pre-College Programs


Below are the approved pre-college summer academic programs. Please note that 1-week programs are ineligible for Joyce Ivy support — programs must be two weeks or longer. Study abroad courses and online courses are also ineligible. Be aware of the pre-college program deadlines! Most are earlier than the Joyce Ivy Foundation’s.


Barnard Barnard

Eligible programs: Summer in the City

Brown Brown

Eligible programs: Pre-College, Leadership, Summer Session Credit Courses

Cornell Cornell

Eligible programs: Architecture, Art & Design, Business, Computer/Info Science, Dual Programs, Engineering, Environmental Studies, History & Politics, Humanities, Law & Government, Medicine, Psychology, Research & Science, Vet Med/Animal Science

Emory Emory

Eligible programs: Two-week and six-week programs

Harvard Harvard

Eligible programs: 8-week program

Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins

Eligible programs: Summer University, Discover Hopkins


Eligible programs: MITES, Women’s Technology Program

Smith Smith

Eligible programs: Summer Science & Engineering Program for High School Girls

Stanford Stanford

Eligible programs: High School Summer College

Washington University Washington University (St. Louis)