JIF Pay-It-Forward Campaign 2017

by Ashley Lane

Supporting: Alumnae Pay-It-Foward Campaign 2017 for Joyce Ivy Foundation

My Team: Purple Team



The Joyce Ivy Foundation has been an incredible blessing in my life. As a JIF Summer Scholar in 2015, I attended the Brown University Leadership Institute on a full scholarship, where I took a 2-week course in Leadership and Global Engagement. My experience at Brown was truly transformative -- for the first time I was able to see the possibilities that lay beyond my small rural town in Michigan. The Joyce Ivy Foundation not only made this experience financially possible for me, but empowered me to believe that I was capable of being and achieving whatever I set my mind to. I am now a student at Georgetown University, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service. Without my summer experience at Brown and the subsequent influence that the Joyce Ivy Foundation had on my college application process, I don't think that I would be here at Georgetown today. 

This shows the power that one summer experience can have in the lives of young women from the Midwest. I pay it forward because I want to help as many girls as I can to receive the same opportunities for growth and transformation that I did. Join me in paying it forward today -- every dollar counts! Your contribution to this campaign will go directly to an alumnae scholarship for a 2017 JIF Summer Scholar.

Fast Facts

100% of Summer Scholars have the academic, intellectual, and leadership potential to thrive in diverse, rigorous academic environments.
45% are lower-income
45% are middle-income
10% receive partial, merit-only based awards
Most are in the top 10% of their high school class
About 33% will be first generation to college
About 40% identify as students of color

2016 Summer Scholars
78 Scholars from 70 different secondary schools
84% rank in the top 10% of their class
67% have a 4.0 GPA
30% first generation to college
40% students of color

High School Class of 2016
enrolled in college
81% report their Summer Scholar experience raised their college aspirations
44% admission rate to Ivy League institutions
61% matriculating outside of the Midwest

Summer Scholars alumnae pay it forward in many different ways, including participating in an annual fundraiser that supports a scholarship for a current Summer Scholar.

How would you like to support?