The Scholar’s Program 2014
- Statistical Dashboard
- Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation partner named new Commissioner of Department of Education
- University of Memphis Lambuth Campus receives $1 million donation from The Ayers Foundation
- Champion of Free Enterprise Award Presented to Jim Ayers
- Janet Ayers Honored For Her Work By YWCA
At the end of each school year, The Ayers Foundation is proud to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of all the Ayers Scholars, who are graduating from Scotts Hill High School, Perry County High School, and Riverside High School.
This past May, all graduating 2014 Ayers Scholars participated in an end of the year celebration, which included a banquet for friends and family and inspirational speeches by Founder, Jim Ayers, and President, Janet Ayers. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of The Ayers Foundation, and all the students hard work, every Ayers Scholar was also presented with an Ayers Foundation Medallion, that was worn at graduation with their cap and gown.
The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program began in 1999 with the vision of making higher education more accessible to young people in West Tennessee’s Decatur, Henderson and Perry Counties. Established at Riverside High School, Scotts Hill High School and Perry County High School, the Scholars Program was created to financially assist small-community students continue their education, through its own scholarships and with support in obtaining other sources of scholarship monies. The Ayers Foundation’s goal was to see at least 75% of the high school graduates continue their education post high school. This goal has been exceeded each year of the program’s existence.
To learn more about the Ayers Scholar’s Program, including eligibility and guidelines, click here.
To watch a video about the Ayers Scholar’s Program, featuring the 2014 Ayers Scholars, click here.