Scholarships

In 2024 the Peninsula Optimist Club is offering two scholarships. The first is a $5,000 scholarship for a Roosevelt High School graduating senior and the second is the Community Contributor Award for $2,500. Each scholarship is described on this page. The application process is different for each of them so read the entire description carefully.

The Peninsula Optimist Club Scholarship 2024

The Peninsula Optimist Club is pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating Roosevelt High School senior who is planning to attend a post-secondary U.S. University, Community College, or Trade School. This scholarship is awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievements, the quality of the candidate’s essay, and a possible personal interview. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B).

Applications shall consist of:

  • A cover page that includes the student’s name, mailing address, email address, and personal telephone number where they can be reached (a sample cover page is included in this description – feel free to use it).
  • A 1-2 page personal essay describing the student’s post-secondary education plan and career ambitions/goals.
  • The name of the institution where the student plans to attend.
  • Transcripts for all 4 years of high school.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These recommendations can be from a teacher, counselor, coach, or employer.

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted by the College Coordinator, Mr. Angel Gutierrez, or teacher, Ms. Hughes, until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024. Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in writing of our decision by Friday, May 24, 2024.

Scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational institution and require a student ID number. Students shall begin using the funds during the immediate summer, fall, winter, or spring sessions. If students have not begun using the funds during this time, the educational institution will be asked to return the funds.

Sincerely,
Peninsula Optimist Club

The Peninsula Optimist Club Community Contributor Award 2024

The Peninsula Optimist Club aids and encourages the development of youth and believes that giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life, and the world. This year, the Peninsula Optimist Club is pleased to offer a $2,500 award to a graduating High School senior who has contributed towards and volunteered with our organization’s community fundraising events during their high school career. Award funds are paid directly to a post-secondary educational institution (U.S. University, Community College, or Trade School) and require a student ID number. Students shall begin using the funds during the immediate summer, fall, winter, or spring sessions. If students have not begun using the funds during this time, the educational institution will be asked to return the funds.

Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above. The award recipient will be chosen based on their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, community contributions, a personal essay, and a possible personal interview.

Applications shall consist of:

  • A cover page that includes the student’s name, mailing address, email address, and personal telephone number where they can be reached, along with specific academic/work-related information (see attached sample).
  • A 1-2 page personal essay answering the question, “What does community mean to you and how have you contributed to your own community?”
  • Transcripts for all 4 years of high school.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These recommendations can be from a teacher, counselor, coach, or employer.

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted by the College Coordinator, Mr. Angel Gutierrez, or teacher, Ms. Hughes, until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024. Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in writing of our decision by Friday, May 24, 2024.

Sincerely,
Peninsula Optimist Club