Summer Scholars Program Application

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Please complete the Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar application below.

If you have not already reviewed the application instructions and components, please refer to the Guidelines section of our website before starting this application.

Remember that all applications are due by March 1, 2021. Good Luck!

Student Information *First Name: MI: *Last Name:
Preferred Name:
*Street Address:
*City: *State: *Zip:
*Home Phone: *Student Email:
Student Cell Phone:
*Current high school grade level in 2020-2021 school year:
The following item is optional and no information provided will be used in a discriminatory manner. Please check one or more to describe your background.
American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian
Asian or Asian-American
Black or African-American
Do you identify as first generation to go to college? (Your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree and you will be the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree)
Where did you hear about the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholarship Program?
  Are you part of a college access organization or other community based organization? (Ex: Minds Matter, Breakthrough, DAPCEP, Black Girls Code, Pretty Brown Girl Foundation, etc)
  If so, please enter the name of it:
  Have you applied to the Summer Scholar Program before?

Yes No    If yes, for which summer:

  Have you ever participated in a pre-college program before?
  Yes No    If yes, which one:
  Do you have a relative who was named a Summer Scholar?
  If so, please enter name, year and relationship to you:
Parent/Guardian Information Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 Name:
Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 Occupation:
Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 College Name (if any):
Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 Degree:
Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 Cell:
Mother/Parent1/Guardian 1 Email:
Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 Name:
Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 Occupation:
Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 College Name (if any):
Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 Degree:
Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 Cell:
  Father/Parent2/Guardian 2 Email:
Academic Information *High School Name:
*Graduation Year:
*College Counselor Name:
*College Counselor Phone:
  *College Counselor Email:
  CEEB Code: (lookup code)
  Test Scores: Please provide us your grade and test scores as applicable:
SAT Subject Test(s) & Score(s):
AP Subject Test(s) & Score(s):
Cumulative GPA:

Is your GPA weighted?

Class Rank:

out of

Is your Class Rank weighted?

Class Rank Percentile:

Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Please feel free to share the effects on your health and well-being, safety, family circumstances, future plans, and education, including access to reliable technology, teachers and guidance counselors and quiet study spaces. Note: this question is optional.

If you do not have any extenuating circumstances to describe, you can feel free to skip it and will not be penalized.

Pre-College Program(s) Applied To

Please provide information about the pre-college summer programs to which you are applying. We strongly encourage you to apply to at least two summer programs so that you have have options for attendance and scholarship award levels.

Note: Past Summer Scholars have stressed the value of an out of state experience, and therefore students from Missouri are not eligible for Joyce Ivy scholarships to attend Washington University in St. Louis.

*First Choice Program:
Second Choice Program (if any):
Third Choice Program (if any):

Tip: Many Joyce Ivy Foundation summer program partners offer an application fee waiver for Joyce Ivy applicants.
Check with the programs to which you are applying to see if they offer a fee waiver.

*Do you anticipate earning college credit?
Yes No # Credits:
  *Did you apply for financial aid?
Yes In process of applying No, I am not eligible for need-based financial aid.
  All Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholar applicants are required to apply for financial aid directly with the summer program – with the exception of Brown – as this is used by the program to calculate any partner scholarship you receive. If you believe your family income is too high to qualify for need-based aid, please note that in the box below. You will be considered for a $1,000 merit award from the Joyce Ivy Foundation.
  Date you submitted financial aid application to above institution(s):
  - OR -
  Reason why you did not apply for aid:
Financial Information

*1) What amount will you and your family be able to pay toward the total cost of the summer program including travel, books, fees and incidentals?

How do you anticipate funding this family contribution? (multiple choice, select all that apply)

(please explain)

*2) Annual Household Income:
<$50,000 $50,000-$75,000 $75,000-$125,000
$125,000-$150,000 >$150,000
*3) Home Value: Mortgage Balance:  - or -  Monthly Rent:
*4) Household net assets exclusive of residence:
<$25,000 $25,000-$75,000 >$75,000
5) Number of individuals in household:
List age, current grade level and school attended for all household members under age 23.
Name Age Current
Grade Level
Presently Attending
Public or Private?
Public Private
Public Private
Public Private
Public Private
Public Private
Public Private
Extracurricular Activities

How do you spend your time outside of class? Please list your most significant extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities, as well as any hobbies, family responsibilities, or jobs.

Activity Description Position Held, Honors,
Letters Earned
Approx. Time
Spent per Week
Season(s) of Activities
(e.g., all year, spring, fall, etc.)
Essay Questions You must complete an essay for Question 1, Question 2, and Question 3.:

*Question 1) Please write an essay of no more than 200 words in response to the following:

Please reflect on your identity within the context of the community you live in. Do you identify with your community? Why or why not? How could leaving your community for a summer program be transformational?

Type or paste your essay here (200 words remaining):


*Question 2) Please write an essay of no more than 200 words in response to the following:

Being part of the Joyce Ivy community is more than just receiving a scholarship to participate in a summer program. Alumnae can get involved by fundraising in their communities, serving as mentors to younger Scholars, helping to plan and speak at events, and connecting with our wide network of mentors and supporters. How do you plan to engage with or contribute to the Joyce Ivy community? Why do you think you need a community like this?

Type or paste your essay here (200 words remaining):


*Question 3) For your second essay, please select an essay topic from the Common Application or Coalition Application and write an essay of no more than 650 words. Check which prompt you have selected below.

Common Application:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

Coalition Application:

Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
Has there been a time when you've had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?
Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

Tip: Your essay should help us get to know you better, give us a window into how you think, and/or give us a sense of what makes you distinctive. If you are writing about a incident, person, or place that has influenced you, make sure your essay still sheds light on you as the primary subject.

Type or paste your essay here (650 words remaining):

Additional Information Is there any other information that you would like to add? (i.e. extenuating financial circumstance, additional context on an activity, personal event, academic situation, etc.)

Please confirm that you are a female applicant, applying for the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program, and that this application represents accurate information to the best of your knowledge and all essays are your original work.

The information given in this application and supporting documentation is complete and correct, and I am applying for this scholarship and to the Pre-College Program with the knowledge and consent of my parent(s) or legal guardian. I understand that the application and supporting materials will not be returned to me and become the property of the Joyce Ivy Foundation. I agree to the release of information associated with this application in support of discussions between The Joyce Ivy Foundation and the Pre-College Program. If selected as a Joyce Ivy Foundation scholar, I agree to allow The Joyce Ivy Foundation to use my name and photographic image in press releases, online communications or other forums and communications related to the Summer Scholar program.

*Student Signature:

*Parent/Guardian Signature: