The Brighton Optimist Club issues three (3) $500 scholarships each year, two for the Oratorical Contest, where the male and female student winners have an opportunity to progress to the Michigan District Optimist Contest for a $2,500 scholarship, then on to the Optimist International contest where their cumulative scholarship award could reach $22,000 total. A single Essay Contest winner is also awarded a $500 scholarship, with the chance at an additional $2,500 scholarship if they win at the District level.
Note that scholarships are paid directly to the college.
For information on the Oratorical Contest, click here. Deadline for application is March 7th, 2017.
For information on the Essay Contest, click here. Deadline for application is February 1st, 2017.