The Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship fund was established 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 our student’s participation in a wide variety of educational summer study programs. Indian Springs School is honored to partner with the Abroms family in fostering a love of learning and creativity in students, as well as a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship with respect for individuality and independent thought.
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, seminar-based programs, or vacation-based travel.
Students currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. Past Abroms Scholars are eligible to apply again.
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 granting 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.
All Abroms Scholarship recipients will be expected to provide an overview of their experience as requested throughout the following academic year, including presenting reports of their summer study experiences to the entire school community, presenting to the Abroms family, providing photographs, etc. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org