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Scholarships and Grants



 Each year, The Wilmette Optimist Club awards scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and have good grades. Educational Grant Scholarships typically are given in the amount of $1,000 - $1,500.Our scholarship high schools are Loyola, New Trier, and Regina.  Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact their advisor/counselor for further information.

The Wilmette Optimist Lunch Club and the Wilmette Optimist Lunch Club Foundation are committed to bringing out the best in kids and in enhancing the quality of life in our community.  We provide grants to a wide range of youth-serving nonprofit organizations.  These organizations, as part of their overall mission, or through a specific program, must provide the majority of their services to youth living within the New Trier Township district.
Grant applications should define a specific use for the funds requested.  In general, we do not fund operating budgets or capital improvements unless direct benefit to the youth served can be demonstrated.  Grant applications are available by clicking here 2017/18 Grant application. You can also contact Pete Marvin for more information by clicking here