Each year, the Sancap Optimist club grants educational scholarships to several children in need of a little help to pursue their educational dreams.

This year the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is pleased to offer one 4-yr college scholarship to 2019 graduating seniors. This maintains the number of current Optimist Club scholarships at six. Each scholarship is $2500 per year ($10,000 total). The competition for the scholarship is open to all 2019 graduating seniors from Lee County high schools.

Applications are available at all Lee County high schools (see your guidance counselor), or you can download and print your application here. Additional information is available from Stan Howard @ 239-472-0836.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, June 6, 2019. The scholarship committee plans to make the final decision by the end of June.

Applicants should be aware that academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records, and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures.

The SanCap Optimist Club also sponsors and or supports a number of other activities on the island with emphasis on kids welfare and education.