Named to honor Alumni Association co-founder and long-time president Bobbie Wolin Raymond (Class of 1955), these grants provide financial support to help current OPRFHS students participate in academic-related summer programs. The goal of the grant is to increase access for students, particularly those with limited resources, to allow them to take advantage of enrichment opportunities when school is out. Since 2003, the Alumni Association has awarded more than $570,000 via the Bobbie Raymond Summer Enrichment Grant to 798 students.
Eligibility: Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible for the Bobbie Raymond Summer Enrichment Grant. More information about the application process here.
Award Amounts: Individual awards are based on a particular program's cost and a student's financial need. Grant amounts range from $300 to $3,500, with the average amount awarded being $1,500.
Reception for Grant Recipients: Each fall, the association hosts a family reception at OPRFHS in honor of the year's grant recipients, who each give a short “Show and Tell” report about their summer experiences.
The CIEE Global Navigator program offers OPRFHS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the chance to to study abroad. CIEE allocates roughly $20,000 per year to OPRFHS for scholarships based on merit and financial need. For more information, contact Betsy Farley (BFarley@oprfhs.org).
Be sure to check your Naviance account for information on 400+ enrichment programs for a wide range of interests such as arts, sciences, outdoor adventure, study abroad, and more! Once you have logged into Naviance, go to College > College Research > Enrichment Programs.
- Architecture Discovery Program: Washington University in St. Louis. Learn about the study and practice of architecture in this two week intensive program.
- Auburn University World Affairs Youth Seminar: Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors interested in multicultural views, international understanding and community service are encouraged to apply.
- Belmont Basic Business Camp: June 5-11 a residential summer camp for high school students. Designed to improve understanding of basic business concepts and applications through teamwork, simulated competitions and field trips.
- Boston College Summer Experience: Six week summer program for students that have completed 11th grade. Take college level courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science for college credit.
- Boston University: Summer Term High School honors program is for credit, while the summer challenge program is noncredit.
- Boston University PROMYS: Six week Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists.
- Bridge Program in Math and Science at the University of the South: Rising high school seniors of ethnic minority can attend a 3 week summer session on math and science.
- Grinnell College Honors Scholars Program in Mathematics and Science: Students who identify as African-American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American, and who are high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in the sciences are invited to apply for the four-week residential program. Grinnell will offer full scholarships for up to 24 students. Scholarships include tuition, room and board, fees, and round-trip transportation to Grinnell College from the student's home.
- Hollins University: Summer program for high school senior girls. Students take two classes either for credit in Hollins advantage or non-credit in Hollinsummer. Field trips and other activities are planned for weekends.
- Junior Statesmen Summer School; High school freshman, sophomores or juniors with a strong interest in politics are encouraged to apply. College level courses in politics and government offered.
- Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy: Juniors with a with an ACT of 25 (or equival: ent SAT, PSAT, or PLAN) and other credentials (class rank, extracurricular involvement, recommendations) encouraged to apply. Three weeks of academic enrichment, receive 6 hours of university credit + all participants are awarded a renewable housing scholarship to MSU.
- National Youth Science Camp: Four week program with lectures, seminars, and opportunities to work with scientists from across the nation. Only two students are selected PER STATE.
- Naval Academy Summer Seminar: 6 day program for students who would like to experience the Naval Academy experience first hand.
- Northwestern College Preparation Program: Six to eight weeks as part of the regular summer session classes. Can earn Northwestern academic credit.
- Philips Exeter Academy Summer School: 5 weeks of academic exploration and athletics.
- Pre-College Summer at Brown: Motivated high school students can experience all facets of life on an Ivey League campus.
- Purdue University Summer Academic Camps: Purdue University offers summer academic camps related to a number of different content areas.
- Rochester Institute of Technology Explore Your Future Program: A six day summer career exploration program for students that are deaf or hard of hearing. The program is a chance for students to explore career interests, experience college life, and meet other deaf and hard of hearing students from around the country.
- Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP): College level seminars, not for college credit or grades. 4 locations: Cornell, Michigan, Texas-Austin, and Washington in St. Louis.
- Stanford High School Summer College: Selective 8 week program during the summer. Classes can be taken for credit at Stanford.
- Summer in Switzerland: A summer program offered by the Leysin American School in Switzerland. Course offerings include foreign languages, math, art, world cultures and religions, photography, theater and computer studies.
- United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar: An introduction to the academic classes, sports, and physical and military training at West Point. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845- 938-4041 for more information.
- University of Mississippi – Summer College Program: Take courses for college credit on campus at Ole Miss. They also offer a Biology in Costa Rica program.
- University of Southern California Summer Seminars: Choose from 18 academic seminars worth 3 university credit hours. Housed in USC dorms, participate in campus activities, visit LA tourist destinations, and experience a month of being a Trojan.
- Vanderbilt University: Summer Session for Talented Youth. This 3-week program includes college level non-credit classes.
- Virginia Tech Computers and Technology Summer Camp: Summer program for juniors and seniors for highly motivated young women who want to explore math, science or engineering.
- Washington University: High School Summer Scholars Program. For more info call 1-866-209-0691.
- Washington Workshops Foundation: 3-6 week internships in congressional or politically related offices in Washington, D.C.