The Oak Park Residence Corporation (OPRC) will begin accepting applications for its 2023 Resident High School Graduate Scholarship Program on December 15, 2022.  To Apply online CLICK HERE. To download an application to complete CLICK HERE.

What is the OPRC Residence High School Graduate Scholarship Program?

The Oak Park Residence Corporation (OPRC) plans to award up to two $2,000 scholarships, renewable for up to an addition three years for a potential total of $8,000.  The scholarship may be applied for tuition, room and board, or any school related expenses.  Students are eligible for renewal of the scholarship after the first year, provided the student is enrolled in an educational institution, or training program.  These awards will be given to chosen seniors who are planning to continue their education or training beyond high school.

Who may apply?

Any current high school senior residing in an apartment building managed by OPRC may apply provided they are planning to continue their education in the fall following graduation at an accredited training, licensing or certification program or an accredited institution of higher learning. OPRC reserves the right to verify this information.

How can the award be applied?

Recipients may use the award for tuition, room or board, or any school related expense at an accredited post high school training, licensing, or certification program or at an accredited two- or four-year institutions of higher learning. If you plan on enrolling in a Community College, College or Trade/Vocational School to start your career as a: Baker/Pastry Artist, Barber/Hair Stylist, Cook/Chef, Court Reporter, Brick Mason, Electrician, Cosmetologist, Horticulture Specialist, Mechanic, Paralegal, Plumber, Real Estate Appraiser, Veterinary Technician, Web Design Specialist, Welder, or X-Ray Technician (just to name a few of the many options out there) then our scholarship applies to you.

What are the criteria for selecting winners?

The OPRC scholarship is a merit-based award seeking to recognize diverse and unique abilities, talents, interests, and career goals. It is not an academic or athletic award. Multiple criteria will be considered in selecting recipients including special talents, unique endeavors, character and maturity, community service, school academic, athletic, and social involvement, work history, unusual challenges, and extreme financial hardship. Semi-finalists will also be required to complete an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

How do I apply?

  • Applications will be available online, December 15, 2022 on our website Oak Park Residence Corporation ( You can download and complete the application or you can complete the application via a google document.
  • Applications will be due with all attachments (see below) by 5:00 p.m., January 20, 2023.
  • Complete the essay questions as defined in the application and submit with completed application form.
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation.  This may be from a faculty or staff member of your school, or from a member of the community who knows you well.
  • A copy of your high school transcript will need to be submitted as well.  Please see your high school counselor for more information.

If you have any questions, please call the Scholarship Coordinator, Suzette Roman at 708-386-6061 Ext. 120 or via email:


For additional information, please contact Shannon Nebiolo at or (708) 386-6061, ext. 126