New Partnership Will Expand Summer Scholarship Opportunities for Ohio High School Students
ANN ARBOR, MI, January 10, 2014 – The Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic advancement of high-potential young women, today announced a new partnership with Minds Matter Cleveland. The partnership will provide jointly funded scholarships for talented female Minds Matter Cleveland students to participate in summer academic programs at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, Cornell University, Emory University, Barnard College, Smith College, or Washington University in St. Louis as Joyce Ivy Foundation/Minds Matter Cleveland Summer Scholars.
The Joyce Ivy Foundation is the leading provider of summer academic scholarships in the Midwest. To date, the Foundation has named over 300 Summer Scholars from the states of Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Summer Scholars participate in pre-college summer academic programs at partner colleges and universities, typically following their sophomore or junior year of high school. The Joyce Ivy Foundation named 79 Scholars in 2013 and expects to expand the number of Summer Scholars in 2014, in part through new partnerships with other foundations and organizations, including the new partnership with Minds Matter Cleveland.
“This partnership has enormous potential,” said S. Caroline Kerr, CEO of the Joyce Ivy Foundation. “We have received applications from Minds Matter Cleveland students over the years and several of them have been named Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars. This new partnership will allow us to accelerate the impact of our overlapping work and expand opportunities for young women from the Cleveland area.”
The Cleveland chapter of the national Minds Matter organization was founded in 2008. Minds Matter Cleveland provides academic support to high-potential high school students from low-income families to achieve academic excellence and gain admission to selective colleges and universities. Minds Matter Cleveland also provides financial support for its students to participate pre-college enrichment programs throughout the nation and internationally.
Minds Matter Cleveland is a volunteer driven organization with 184 active volunteers serving 66 students. Since its inception, 100 percent of Minds Matter Cleveland students who have completed the program have gained acceptance to a four-year college or university.
“This partnership provides an excellent opportunity to expand access for Minds Matter Cleveland students to some of the best pre-college summer enrichment programs,” said Matthew Koepke, Vice President of Summer Programs at Minds Matter Cleveland. “College summer programs have played an important role in stimulating our students’ intellectual curiosity and preparing them for college. Through this partnership, the Joyce Ivy Foundation will be providing tremendous support to our students in helping them attend these valuable programs.”
“This partnership represents a high impact model for advancing the mission of Midwest philanthropists and organizations with a specific interest in creating educational opportunities,” said Sherryl A. Fletcher, Executive Vice President of Program Development and Advancement at the Joyce Ivy Foundation. “The Minds Matter Cleveland organization has a stellar history with talented high schools students and this partnership will expand access to highly selective colleges and universities.”
The application for the 2014 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program is currently available through the Foundation’s website: www.joyceivyfoundation.org.
About The Joyce Ivy Foundation
The Joyce Ivy Foundation seeks to provide exposure, encouragement, counsel, financial assistance, and employment support 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. In 2013, the Foundation named 79 young women from Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as Joyce Ivy Scholars, providing scholarships for them to attend summer educational programs at 11 partner colleges and universities. For more information, please visit www.joyceivyfoundation.org or contact the Joyce Ivy Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 661-0229.
About Minds Matter Cleveland
The Cleveland chapter of Minds Matter provides academic support and mentorship to high-acheiving high school students from low-income families. Minds Matter Cleveland is a three-year college preparatory program that seeks to improve its students’ academic preparedness for college through a combination of academic tutoring, mentorship, and participation in pre-college summer enrichment programs at a prestigious college or university. Since 2008, students who have completed the Minds Matter program have gone on to gain acceptance to a four-year college or university. To learn more about Minds Matter Cleveland, visit www.mindsmattercleveland.org.
Source: The Joyce Ivy Foundation