Click here for information about enrichment scholarships offered through the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.  

Alumni Association Summer Enrichment Opportunities 

The Alumni Association provides grants to students in need for school-approved summer enrichment opportunities.  Their goal is to enrich the opportunities and enhance the academic motivation of students with limited resources. Eligible students must be between 14 and 17 years of age (current freshmen, sophomores and juniors). Questions? See Maureen Kleinman in room 281 at OPRFHS or email at alumniassociation@oprfhs.org 

***All applications will be reviewed after the appropriate deadline. Please allow 3 weeks for the review process***

Application Available

For OPRF-sponsored programs only: Beginning Sept. 29, 2017
For all other summer programs: Beginning Jan. 3, 2018

Deadlines

OPRF programs ONLY: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
All other summer programs: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Amount

Varies--more information on the application

Application

Application


Carlos Baldoceda Memorial Music Enrichment Award

The Carlos G. Baldoceda Fund is dedicated to supporting young musicians by providing scholarships for experiences that will help them meet their musical goals. Selected applications will receive a $1,000 award to be applied towards programs, materials, equipment, or instruction that furthers their musical goals.  The award cannot be applied to school tuition.

Available

December 1, 2017

Deadline

Feb. 2, 2018

Amount

$1,000

Application

Application available Dec. 1, 2017


CIEE Scholarship

The CIEE Scholarship is awarded to OPRF freshman, sophomores and juniors to study abroad.   Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. For more information contact Betsy Farley (BFarley@oprfhs.org.

On Wednesday, 10/19 Tim Rogers, the new representative from CIEE will come to present Study Abroad programs to our students. CIEE has a semester, year-long, and summer programs and Tim will focus on the summer programs. The deadline to apply is December 1st.  This year, $25,000 is allocated for OPRF students. 

Available

 

Deadline

 

Amount

10% - 100% of the program tuition 

Resources

How Global Navigator Scholarships Work

FAQ

Application

 


The Crystal Charitable Fund

The Crystal Charitable Fund grant is for an extended “away from home” cultural, educational, or other experience that will provide a skill, knowledge and/or personal value as a means of support to the individual.  Scholarships are limited to students that are able to demonstrate extreme financial need. 

Available

Dec. 1, 2017 

Deadline

Rolling

Amount

Up to $4,000

Application

Click here


The Dring Language Fellowship

The Dring Language Fellowship will assist one or more recipients for an international travel experience for the purpose of improving or perfecting foreign language skills. In order to emphasize language improvement, an individual intense or immersion experience is foreseen. There is no specific minimum length of program, but very short trips which would have little impact on language improvement will be discouraged. Priority will be given to students who are able to demonstrate financial need, although all students are encouraged to apply. Click here for flyer

*The DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to April 7, 2017!

Available

Open Now!

Deadline

April 7, 2017

Amount

Up to $2,500

Application

Application

Farr Brothers Technical Scholarship (Rotary Club)

$1,000 technical school scholarship for person entering or completing training in the trades or vocational program (other than a four-year college) and is a resident of Oak Park or River Forest.

Available

Dec. 1, 2017

Deadline

Feb. 2, 2018

Amount

$1,000

Application

Application available Dec. 1, 2017

 

The Linda Solomon Levine Travel Award

The Linda Solomon Levine Travel Award will provide up to $2,500 to assist one or more African-American students to participate in an overseas student exchange trip sponsored by Oak Park and River Forest High School during the school year. Financial need is a main consideration.

Available

Now!

Deadline

Wednesday, December 8, 2016

Amount

Up to $2,500

Application

Application

Tom Neumann Memorial Summer Learning Fund

The Tom Neumann Memorial Summer Learning Fund provides scholarships to Oak Park and River Forest High School juniors each year to participate in an intensive and extended (generally 3 or more weeks) development program of their choice during the summer between junior and senior year of high school.

Available

Nov. 17, 2017

Deadline

Feb. 2, 2018

Amount

Up to $6,000 per student

Application

Application


The Laura Southwick Foundation

The Laura Southwick Foundation provides small grants in the range of $500- $1,000 to young people between who are high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have shown an interest in the applied or fine arts. The hope is that this support will encourage young people to begin to discover their own style and start to shape their creative aspirations. More information available at http://www.laurasouthwick.org

Available

Dec. 1, 2017

Deadline

Feb. 2, 2018

Amount

$500-$1,000 per student

Application

Application available Dec. 1, 2017


Tibensky Academic Enrichment Scholarship

The Tibensky Family Academic Enrichment Scholarship will provide opportunities for students to experience a wide variety of academic enrichment programs offered by Oak Park and River Forest High School. A scholarship, not to exceed $2,500, will be awarded yearly to one student wishing to participate in an overseas or domestic travel program during the school year. Financial need is a main consideration.

Available

November 1, 2017

Deadline

December 1, 2017

Amount

Up to $2,500

Application

Application