Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program  provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of its partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

  • Barnard
  • Brown
  • Cornell
  • Emory
  • Harvard
  • John Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Smith
  • Stanford
  • Wash U

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarships, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program. Click here to apply online.

The benefits:

  • Exposure to a diverse array of peers
  • Exposure to a broader range of college options
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Academic and intellectual growth
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Scholars describe the experience as transformative.

Summer Scholars may use their scholarship to participate in certain summer academic programs at our partner colleges and universities. Courses are two-weeks or longer in length, and in some cases students are eligible to receive college credit. In most cases, Scholars receive financial aid from the Joyce Ivy Foundation and a partner scholarship from the summer program. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need.


Female high school student in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota, who is also attending high school in one of these seven states. Academically high-achieving student who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar. Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.


December 8, 2019                         2020 application available online
March 1, 2020                                 Application deadline
Late March 2020                            Decisions sent
April 22, 2020                                  Scholarship reply deadline

Summer Scholars applicants must also apply directly to our summer program partners for admission  financial aid. Please check our partners’ sites for deadlines.

Scholarship Workshops

LSW Class of 2020: The Counseling Center will be offering a workshop on the Buffett Scholarship next WednesdayDecember 11th, after school in the A118 Forum. We will give an overview of the application, provide tips as well as pitfalls to completing the application, as well as help students to determine their eligibility for the scholarship. Sign-up is available online on the Class of 2020 Google Classroom, as well as a sign-up sheet in C101.

We will also be offering a more general, non-Buffett Scholarship workshop the following day, December 12th, also after school. This would be an excellent time to get help with your resume, specific application questions, essay writing, etc., all before break (an excellent time to get to work on these things, by the way). Sign-up is also available on the Google Classroom for the Class of 2020 and in C101! Both sessions should be done by around 4p.

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

Students applying to The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas are reminded that applications, recommendations, and transcripts can be submitted to the McDermott Scholars Program through Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Only complete applications with three recommendations and a submitted academic transcript will be considered. For questions or more information, please contact 972-883-4610 or if you have any questions.

Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Workshop

The Susan Thompson Buffet Workshop will be held n Wednesday, December 11th @ 3:15p, A118 Forum.

Interested students should sign up online (check the Class of 2020 Google Classroom) or in the Counseling Center by December 10th, and are encouraged to bring their parents’ 2018 tax information (paper forms or photos of the first two pages) to determine eligibility. Applications are due February 1st, so get some tips from the pros! If you have questions, contact Mr. Peterson in the Counseling Center.

University of Alabama’s Merit-Based Scholarships

Students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships offered by the University of Alabama must submit all application materials by December 15. The last standardized tests we will accept for automatic scholarship consideration are the February ACT and SAT

Those students who apply in December and are admitted by December 15th who wish to be considered for other competitive scholarships at UA must also submit the supplemental scholarship application no later than January 1st. Students admitted after December 15th will still be eligible for automatic merit scholarships.

Transcripts containing 7th semester grades will be considered if the student is eligible for an automatic merit scholarship or can be upgraded from a previous award they received upon admission with a higher GPA.

Step-by-step instructions for the scholarship application can be found here.

Final scholarship offers will be mailed to recipients in March. For complete information about The University of Alabama’s academic scholarship offerings, please click here.

Drake University: National Alumni Scholarship

The National Alumni Scholarship awards two full ride scholarships and three full tuition scholarships to Drake University each year. In addition, any student who meets all qualifications and participates in one of the two National Alumni Scholarship Days will receive a $3,000 Trustee scholarship, which is renewable for four years of undergraduate study. (In other words, it’s a really nice $12,000 participation award!)

To qualify, students must meet these minimum requirements:  

  • Have one of the following minimum test scores:
    •     ACT composite score of 31 (without writing)
    •     SAT math and critical reading combined score of 1390  (exams taken March 2016 or later)
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of their class AND/OR have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (a weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale is considered)
  • Submit the National Alumni Scholarship application no later than 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019
  • Either be admitted to Drake University or submit a complete Drake University application for admission (and all required application documents)  by December 1, 2019. Applicants must apply through standard path admission.

Students that meet the above qualifications and submit their scholarship application by the December 1 deadline will be invited to attend one of two National Alumni Scholarship Days in February to compete for our top awards. Your students can find all the details about the scholarship qualifications, as well as the application, at www.drake/edu/nas.

Davis Chambers Scholarship

The Davis Chambers Scholarship program can possibly provide optimal assistance for  deserving students.  To access the application packet, please click here  students in submitting a complete application packet to the Nebraska Community College of their choice.  A separate application is required for each community college.  The application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2020.

Community College mailing addresses are as follows:

  • Central Community College * Financial Aid Office * PO Box 1027 * Columbus, NE  68602-1027
  • Mid-Plains Community College * 1205 East 3rd Street * McCook, NE  69001
  • Southeast Community College * 8800 O Street * Lincoln, NE  68520
  • Metropolitan Community College * Equity and Inclusion Office * Metropolitan Community College * PO Box 3777 * Omaha, NE  68103-0777
  • Northeast Community College * 801 East Benjamin Avenue * Norfolk, NE  68702-0469
  • Western Nebraska Community College * 1601 E. 27th Street * Scottsbluff, NE  69361


Kent State University Scholarships

Interested incoming freshmen from outside of Ohio may qualify for up to $20,500 per year in scholarships at Kent State University– that’s $82,000 over 4 years!

To learn more about Kent State’s new scholarship programs, visit!

Students who apply by Dec. 1 will be automatically considered for all renewable merit scholarships. And applying to Kent State as never been easier! Your students can submit their application through the Common App or Kent State application.