The Optimist Club of Keego Harbor offers scholarship dollars to students going on to institutions of higher learning, including universities, colleges and trade schools.
Students living in Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake or Sylvan Lake, who have at least a 2.5 grade point average and meet other criteria are eligible to fill out an application, which includes a 500-word essay.
Scholarship applications are due March 3, 2014. To download an application and read more, visit keegoharboroptimist.org.
The Optimist Club is a voluntary organization of civic-minded people from all walks of life who are committed to community service. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to the community from which they and their families derive daily benefits. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and service than in an Optimist Club.
The purposes of the Optimist Club are to develop optimism as a philosophy of life, to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, to inspire respect for the law, to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people, to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well being of individuals, communities and the world.
The Optimist slogan is Friend of Youth. The club believes one way to befriend youth is to assist them in seeking education beyond high school. This is being done by means of scholarships for students residing in the cities of Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Sylvan Lake.
Amount of Scholarship: Has ranged from $500 to $3000
Scholarship monies must be used within two years.