Summer Programs


Summer@Springs is open to the public, offering all students the opportunity to experience Indian Springs. We offer a wide variety of academic enrichment courses for students entering grades six through 12. All courses are taught on our campus by our faculty and run weekly through June and July. Example courses include driver's education, ACT prep, CPR/first aid, cooking, and photography.

Abroms Scholarships

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 students’ participation in a wide variety of educational summer study programs.

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, business, writing, music, 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 tailored to their interests and possible career paths. Scholarships are not awarded for outdoor leadership adventure 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 making awards. Generally, grants range from $300 to $2,000 and are awarded based on cost, the scholarship applicant pool, the student’s financial need, and other factors. Grants above $2,000 will be considered based on the program’s cost and student needs.

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

We will offer two deadlines for 2023 Abroms Scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply by the first (primary) deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 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, Wednesday, April 19, at 4:00 p.m., is available. Awards from the second round of applications will be announced as soon as possible. Realize that priority will be given to the first deadline; however, some monies will be saved for high-quality programs in the second wave.

The application to be a 2023 Scholar involves three parts: program selection and vetting, a written prospectus, and an electronic form. See below for information on each part.

Abroms Scholarship Application

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, this is a required step of the application process. Getting approval from this faculty member is only permission to submit your application and 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, Ms. Tetzlaff, Mr. Mohammed
    World Language/Culture/International Relations – Mr. Blackerby
    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 including a working link to the program webpage or brochure (if you are applying to multiple programs, include information for all programs and a ranking of your top choices);
    • 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, your application, and your completed prospectus by attaching it as a PDF in the electronic form, which is available here.

    Please note: Students must use their Indian Springs Gmail account ( to submit.


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  • Photo of April Berry

    April Berry 

    Director of Summer Programs, Finance and Operations Associate
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Phone: 205.988.3350
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