The Optimist Club of Raleigh supports the achievement of our outstanding local youth in hopes that they will become outstanding civic leaders in their communities.

Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community. Youth Appreciation Week provides one such opportunity for this recognition.

Traditionally the Optimist Club of Raleigh celebrates Youth Appreciation Week by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors in Wake County.  Scholarships are based on academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and level of community involvement. These scholarship can be used at any accredited university, college or trade/vocational school. 

Scholarships for the current year will be announced here and on our Facebook page:  Optimist Club of Raleigh.
 
 

Raleigh - Optimist
Youth Appreciation Week

Scholarships
Student Letter

Application Form

Guidance Counselor Letter

Poster
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