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Applications being accepted for Memorial College Scholarship

By Staff | Apr 3, 2018

The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering one four-year college scholarship.

The Sam and Francis Bailey Memorial College Scholarship is presented in the memory of Sam and Francis Bailey, natives and long-time residents and benefactors of Sanibel who had a strong commitment to higher education.

The new recipient maintains the number of current scholarships at six. Each scholarship awarded is $2,000 per year, for a total of $8,000 over four years.

The memorial scholarship is open to 2018 graduating seniors who live, have lived, worked or whose parents are employed on Sanibel. The other five scholarships, when available, are open to all Lee County students.

Applications are available at all Lee County high schools via the guidance counselors and online at www.sancapoptimist.org. Academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records and references are parts of the criteria; the application packet outlines the procedure.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 14.

The scholarship committee plans to make the final decision by the end of June.

For more information, contact Stan Howard at 239-472-0836 or info@sancapoptimist.org.

The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club also sponsors and supports a number of other activities on the island with emphasis on children’s welfare and education.