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.

This year the Optimist Club of Raleigh will celebrate Youth Appreciation Week by awarding two one-year scholarships --- one for  $2,500 and one for $1,500 --- to Wake County high school seniors, based on academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and level of community involvement. This scholarship can be used at any accredited university, college or trade/vocational school.
Links to information for students and guidance counselors are listed on the left side of this page. 
Click here for information on the
2012-2013 winners.
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Raleigh - Optimist
Youth Appreciation Week

  Student Letter

  Application Form

  Guidance Counselor

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