Summer Enrichment Grant Recap for 2017

October 6, 2017

Students in Tanzania pose with a wooden elephant statue.

Students in Tanzania pose with a wooden elephant statue.

Use this LINK  to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to support summer learning opportunities for OPRFHS students.

Information and application forms for Summer 2019 is not yet available.  Please watch for news later this fall.  If you're curious about the process, 2018 Summer Enrichment Grant Scholarship information and application forms are posted HERE. Additional financial aid opportunities are listed HERE

Each year, through the generosity of its alumni, the Alumni Association awards Summer Enrichment Grants to current OPRFHS students to help them participate in exciting academic programs over the summer.  On Monday evening, October 30  we hosted our annual Dessert Reception for the 2017 SEG students and their families.  As always , it was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the students and hear about their adventures and what they learned over the summer.  They studied dance, music, foreign languages, engineering, aeronautics and much more.  Many of them had their first experience living on a college campus.  Others on foreign travel programs had the experience of living with a host family. The students learn so much from these experiences and we feel lucky to have played a part.  We've posted some pictures at

For the summer of 2017, a total of  $64,500 was distributed to these programs on behalf of  71 students. Since our first awards in 2003, more than $360,000 has been distributed on behalf of 441 students.  


Chicago Children's Choir Tour to Italy
Global Glimpse European Exchange
CIEE Summer Lang/Culture Rennes, France
CIEE Summer Lang/Culture Madrid, Spain
CIEE Summer Lang/Culture in Germany
CIEE Summer Lang/Culture in Peru
CIEE Summer Lang/Culture in Morocco
Embry Riddle Aeronautical Discovery Camp in Florida
Engineering Innovations at Johns Hopkins University
Science and Engineering Explorations at University of Illinois, Urbana
Youth Music Workshop at University of Illinois, Urbana
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Blue Lake Michigan
Speech and Communications at Illinois State University, Normal 
AAU Karate Nationals Competition 

A total of 20 students participated in the programs listed above.

Another 51 students participated in the OPRFHS-sponsored programs listed below.

British History and Culture    (9 students)
Language and Culture in Centro Mundo Spain    (4 students)
Tropical Ecology Field Science in Costa Rica    (4 students)
Savannah Ecology Field Science in Tanzania    (11 students)
James Joyce Literature Studies in Ireland    (3 students)
New Zealand Cultural Exchange    (7 students)
PING! Huskie Marching Band Camp    (6 students)
Universal Dance Association Drill Team Camp   (7 students)


Information on some of the OPRFHS sponsored programs is available at these links: