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.

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  • Places of Study

    To be considered, summer programs must last a minimum of one week 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 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 to Mr. and Mrs. Abroms. Both presentations will take place in the fall. Students will also be asked to provide photographs and an overview of their experience as requested. For more information about the scholarship or possible programs and opportunities, please contact Christina Tetzlaff at ctetzlaff@indiansprings.org.

Application Information

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  • Deadline

    Indian Springs will offer two deadlines for 2018 Abroms Scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply by the first (primary) deadline: Friday, March 16. Awards will be announced by the first week of April. For students who make summer plans after March 16, a second application deadline, Friday, April 13, is available. Awards from the second round of applications will be announced the week of April 23.
  • Process

    Your prospectus needs to be typed (2-4 pages) and must include the following:
    1. a header that includes your last name and graduation year;
    2. short description of the program you have chosen; attach a brochure/print out detailing the actual program;
    3. a short essay of how the program would benefit you as a scholar;
    4. a short essay of how the program would enable you to contribute to the Indian Springs School community;
    5. the total cost of the program, including all fees, transportation, and other expenses;
    6. the dollar amount you are requesting and how you will personally contribute to the cost of your program.

2018 Scholars

Philosophy
University of St Andrews, SCT
Dede Driscoll ’20
Songwriting
Berklee College of Music, MA
Jacqueline Ferrari ’10
Liberal Arts
Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
JD Haws ’20
Study Abroad Program, ESP
Sara Jane Hay ’19
Science
Tulane University, LA
Rebecca House ’20
Vocal Performance
University of Miami, FL
Kadie Jacobs ’19
Orchestral Music
Aspen Music School, CO
Honney Kim ’19
Psychology
Columbia University, NY
Jeffrey Lu ’20
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Joe Luo ’19
Science and Technology
Yale University, CT
Jocelyn Lyu ’20
Writing
Rhodes College, TN
Liam Malone ’19
Dramatic Writing
New York University, NY
Alex McFadden ’20
Psychology
King’s College London, UK
Kiam Moriya ’19
Mock Trial
University of California, CA
Deven Patel ’20
Musical Performance
Berklee College of Music, MA
Haden Ryan-Embry ’20
Engineering
John Hopkins University, MD
Parker Schell ’20
Study Abroad Program, ESP
Abigail Shepard ’19
Humanities
Columbia University, NY
Alana Stallings '19
Science and Engineering
Yale University, CT
Emma Wang ’20
Orchestral Music
New York University, NY
MaryElla Woolf ’20
Business Leadership
University of Pennsylvania, PA
Cody Zhou ’19