2015 Dring Language Fellowship Oak Park River Forest High School Enrichment Grant
The Dring Language Fellowship will provide up to $2500 to assist one or more recipients for an international travel experience for the purpose of improving or perfecting foreign language skills.
In order to emphasize language improvement, an individual intense or immersion experience is foreseen. There is no specific minimum length of program, but very short trips having little impact on language improvement will be discouraged. The plan may be part of an organized program, but not a group trip. (We feel that on a group trip, participants would tend to speak with one another in English.) Priority will be given to students who are able to demonstrate financial need; however, all students are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility for a Dring Language Fellowship is limited to current students or graduates of OPRFHS. Award decisions will be made by the donors and a committee of persons from the community. Names of committee members will not be released.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, recipients will be expected to submit a written report, and to demonstrate an improvement in foreign language skills.
A completed Fellowship application will consist of the completed Application Form and any voluntary additional information. Please give all information in full.
PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION COMPLETELY AND WITH CARE. A GOOD APPLICATION IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PROPOSED PROGRAM TO BE CONSIDERED.
Applicants are encouraged to ask questions and obtain additional information from Regina Topf, Director of Student Activities, OPRFHS, in the Student Activity Center on the main floor.
An on-line application form is available on this website…Click here to fill out this form.
Visit the Dring Language Fellowship at https://dringfellowship.wordpress.com/ for more information, tips for applicants and a history of previous grants.
Any additional information should be completed as a single document and sent as an attachment via email to: rTopf@oprfhs.org. The file name for your document should be “your last name-add’l info.”
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is shown on the sidebar of our home page. No changes or modifications will be permitted after the deadline.
Award decisions will be made within a week or two after the deadline. Winners will be contacted directly. Winners names will be posted on the website.