Academics

Abroms Scholarships

The Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship Fund provides resources for Springs students to engage in meaningful and intellectually challenging summer experiences.
The Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at Indian Springs School in 1997 through a generous gift from Hal and Judy Abroms in memory of their son Andy Abroms '77. Scholarships awarded through the fund support student participation in a wide variety of educational summer study programs.

List of 4 items.

  • Places of Study

    To be considered, summer programs must last a minimum of five days and be sponsored by colleges, universities, and other reputable institutions that foster educational growth by offering math, science, and engineering camps, political and law programs, dance and theater company programs, foreign exchange and immersive language programs, museum programs, and student research and internship opportunities. Independently planned programs and service-learning programs are also eligible. Applicants are strongly advised to research and seek a program that is tailored to their particular interests and possible career paths. Scholarships are not awarded for outdoor leadership or adventure programs or vacation-based travel.
  • Eligibility

    Students currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. Past Abroms Scholars are eligible to apply again.
  • Selection

    The merits of the program, the student’s academic and citizenship records, and the financial impact on the student are considered by Indian Springs’ Abroms Scholarship Committee in making awards. Generally, grants range from $300 to $2,000 and are awarded based on cost, the scholarship applicant pool, the financial need of the student, and other factors. Grants of higher than $2,000 will be considered based on cost of program and student need.
  • Other Information

    All Abroms Scholarship recipients will be expected to present reports of their summer study experiences to the entire school community and the Abroms family. Students will also be asked to provide photographs and an overview of their experience as requested. For more information about possible programs and opportunities, please contact the Student External Engagement Committee at SEEC@indiansprings.org. For more information about the scholarship application process, please contact Abroms Scholarship Chair Chris Tetzlaff at ctetzlaff@indiansprings.org.

Deadlines & Application Process

Indian Springs will offer two deadlines for 2020 Abroms Scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply by the first (primary) deadline: Friday, March 13, at 4:00 p.m. Awards will be announced by the first week of April. For students who make summer plans after March 15, a second application deadline, Thursday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m., is available. Awards from the second round of applications will be announced the week of April 20.

The application to be a 2020 Scholar involves three parts: program selection and vetting, a written prospectus, and an electronic form. See below for information on each part.

List of 3 items.

  • Program Selection and Vetting

    Applicants should read the information regarding places of study and carefully select rigorous and rewarding programs or internships. Then, the student should bring the program information and a draft of the prospectus to a faculty member of SEEC in a related field (see list below). This faculty member will go through the program information and prospectus with the student to offer any additional guidance they see fit. Please note, getting approval from this faculty member to submit your application does not in any way guarantee you will receive an Abroms scholarship.

    Arts – Mr. Colvin, Dr. Jung
    Business/Law – Ms. Wainwright
    Leadership – Ms. Fortson, Ms. Johnson
    Social Sciences/History – Dr. Clinkman
    STEM/Medicine – Mr. Belser, Dr. Gray, Ms. Tetzlaff
    World Language/Culture/International Relations – Ms. Wald
    Writing/Language Arts – Mr. Woodruff
  • Written Prospectus

    Your prospectus needs to be typed (2-4 pages) and must include the following:
    • a header that includes your last name and graduation year;
    • a short description of the program you have chosen (include a working link to the program webpage and/or a working link to a brochure detailing the program);
    • a short essay of how the program would benefit you as a scholar;
    • a short essay of how the program would enable you to contribute to the Indian Springs School community;
    • a brief explanation of the total cost of the program, including all fees, transportation, and other expenses;
    • the dollar amount you are requesting;
    • and an explanation of how you will personally contribute to the cost of your program.
  • Electronic Form

    Submit general information about yourself, your program, and your application, as well as your completed prospectus by attaching it as a PDF, in the electronic form, which is linked here.