The Brighton Optimist Club is a group dedicated to “Bringing Out The Best in Kids”. They’ve been here since 1977 and have awarded tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships over that time. They also sponsor a variety of other free youth events including a Fishing Derby for Kids and a Spring Break Fun Day for children in grades K-5.
The Oratorical Contest offers a $500 scholarship for a boy and girl winner, with the chance for the winners to progress through other tiers with a possible $22,000 in total scholarships.
The Essay Contest encourages writing skills, and one contest winner will get a $500 scholarship with another $2,500 possible if they win the higher level (state) event.
Deadlines are different for the two contests, and a full application that will be provided needs to be completed and returned. We hope that you will take this opportunity to develop your speaking and writing skills and win some money for college.