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Applications being accepted for scholarship

By Staff | Apr 18, 2019

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

The addition of the new recipient will maintain the number of current scholarships at six. Each scholarship awarded is $2,500 per year, for a total of $10,000 over four years.

The scholarship is open to 2019 graduating seniors from Lee County high schools.

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 procedures.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 6.

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

For more information, contact Stan Howard at 239-472-0836.

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.