Scholarship Procedures and Timeline


  • Scholarship Packets provided to School Counselors

January – March

February 1

  • Reminder to schools

March 1

  • Application Deadline

 March 1– April 1

  • Scholarship Committee Chair coordinates committee meeting to review and score applications.
  • Scholarship recipients are determined.


  • Scholarship recipients are announced at first meeting of the month.
  •  Committee chair contacts counselors to coordinate with awards ceremonies.
  •  Notification letters are prepared for president signature.
  •  Certificate of Accomplishment completed, signed and framed for each recipient.


  • Committee Chair &/or President attends awards ceremony for presentation.
  •  Notify local paper(s) with press release & photos.
  •  Committee chair provides Treasurer recipient information (name & phone).


  • Committee chair contacts recipients to confirm designated institution and submits request to treasurer to disperse funds.


Optimist Club of Erie Announces Availability of two Scholarship Awards

The Optimist Club of Erie, the Friend of Youth organization, announces two Scholarship Awards. The purpose of the award is to help fund a student’s higher education and to encourage a students lifelong service to community.

These scholarships are made available to any graduating senior from Erie senior high school or any senior high school student who resides in the Town of Erie and is graduating in 2013. Scholarships will be granted for any field of study for a senior who is planning to further their education at a University, Community College, Vocational or Technical School.

The Application period is now through the deadline of March 1, 2013.
Applications for the Optimist Club of Erie Scholarship Awards are available from
any Erie Senior High School Counselor or by clicking here.

All applications must be sent to and received by March 1, 2013
Scholarship Application-Optimist Club of Erie P.O. Box 311 Erie, CO 80516-0670

Click here for program schedule.