ORAA SCHOLARSHIP & SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM
ORAA gives out an annual $300 scholarship to a graduating ORHS senior who has demonstrated excellence in Oyster River Community Organizing, and an additional $100 to a junior or senior who has volunteered a significant amount of time and energy helping the Association with fundraising events and generating student awareness of the organization. Through these awards we hope to generate future leaders in the Alumni Association.
ORAA Scholarship winners are selected based on teacher and administrator recommendation. Any work the student has done as a volunteer intern for the Oyster River Alumni Association is taken into account, but is not the sole basis of selection. The ORAA Service Award is largely given to students who have devoted time and energy in the volunteer ORAA internship program.
Since the inception of the ORAA Scholarship in 2010 and Service Award in 2015, ORAA has given out a total of $2,300 in funding. Funds are raised through a combination of direct alumni//community donations, wine tasting events, and the Bobcat Bolt race. Please go to our DONATION PAGE to support the ORAA scholarship and service award for 2016. Check out our past Scholarship and Service Award winners!
ORAA MINI GRANT PROGRAM
Mini-grant requests are made by O.R. teachers for small amounts of funding to support classroom projects that are not being covered by the regular district budget. Since its inception in 2010, ORAA has given $10,045 in mini grant funding to the Oyster River schools. Funds are raised through a combination of direct alumni support and the Bobcat Bolt race. Please go to our DONATION PAGE to learn about and support our current mini grant projects.
OYSTER RIVER TEACHERS - HOW TO APPLY FOR A MINI-GRANT (2016-2017 grant cycle - Application Deadline is October 1, 2016):
Take a moment to read these thank-you notes given to ORAA from Mast Way students for the 2013-2014 Bird Sanctuary project we funded. Truly a feel good moment!! :-)
BOBCAT BOLT 5K & KIDS FUN RUN & JOSH AND NATE HARDY AWARDS
ORAA is pleased to support the Josh and Nate Hardy Scholarship fund through profits from the annual Bobcat Bolt road race.
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The Josh and Nate Hardy awards are given out annually to 3 graduating seniors at Oyster River High School. The Josh Hardy Award supports an aspiring art student and the Nate Hardy Awards benefit one male and one female athlete.
For more information on Josh and Nate, please go to www.bobcatbolt.com. Since 2012 ORAA has donated $29,500 to the memory of Josh and Nate through supporting these awards.
Note: Prior to supporting the Josh and Nate Hardy Fund starting in 2012, the Bobcat Bolt race supported the Oyster River Teen Initiative from 2009 to 2011, giving out approximately $8,120 to ORTI during that period.