2022 Scholarship recipients

2023 Dates & Deadlines

Friday, January 6, 2023   |   NOON
OPEN Common Application Web Site

The Common Application must be accessed through your OPRFHS Student network account. Always use your school-issued device to guarantee submission.

Friday, January 27, 2023   |   3:30 PM CT
CLOSE Common Application Web Site

Giving Opportunities

  • A gift in recognition of a graduate, a class reunion, an anniversary or other special occasion.

  • A donation of $1,000 or more each year allows the naming of an annual scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one.

  • An endowed scholarship for a minimum gift of $25,000 ($1,000 first year award – $24,000 endowment). Donors have up to five years to complete the endowment. Donors may also establish selection criteria and name the scholarship.

  • A future planned gift through your estate or beneficiary designation via retirement and/or life insurance plans.


For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Melanie Weiss, Foundation Manager, at scholarshipsoprfhs@gmail.com.

Make a Gift Today

DonateGifts to the Scholarship Foundation are tax deductible and can be made online to any of our individual scholarships or by check payable to OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation and mailed c/o Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, 1049 Lake Street, Suite 204, Oak Park, IL 60301.

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation


Oak Park and River Forest High School Scholarship Foundation

Oak Park and River Forest High School
201 North Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302



Board Members

Ms. Ellen Bakker, Community Director

Ms. JoBeth Halpin, Community Director 

Ms. Gina Harris, OPRFHS Board of Education Representative 

Mr. Jordan Henry, Community Director

Mr. Greg Johnson, OPRFHS Superintendent

Ms. Sheree Johnson, Vice President

Mr. James Keleher, President

Ms. Theresa Lipo, Secretary

Mr. Pete Nixen, OPRFHS Counselor/Community Director

Ms. Carolyn Ojikutu, OPRFHS Counselor/Community Director

Mr. Barrington Price, Community Director

Mr. Wendell Rayburn, Treasurer

Ms. Janine Sandoval, Recording Secretary

Ms. Cyndi Sidor, OPRFHS Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Rhonda Watts, Community Director

Ms. Melanie Weiss, Manager