Scholarship Listing

The Foundation is pleased to provide a comprehensive scholarship listing to applicants, prospective applicants and the public. Please note in order to apply for scholarships, an applicant must follow the proper application steps. Scholarship applications submitted by bypassing required steps will be rejected and not considered.


What is an External Opportunity?

External opportunities function like advertisements. Their goal is primarily to provide applicants with information about funding opportunities provided by Foundation donors or donor organizations for which the Foundation do not process applications. From the applicant perspective, external opportunities applications are separate from the internal applications and recipients are determined by the donor or donor organization.

Important External Opportunity Concepts

  • Applications for External opportunities cannot be accepted through the system.
  • Updates and notifications (emails) for External opportunities cannot be made through the system.
  • Applicants may search for particular External opportunities via keyword search.
  • External opportunities do not hold qualification criteria, and thus cannot “match” applicants in the way that Automatch and Apply-to opportunities identify particular applicants. All applicants can see all Published External opportunities.

Optimist Club of the Beaches – Selection will be made the Optimist Club of the Beaches scholarship selection committee. Qualified applicants must complete a separate “external” application in order to be considered. Award amounts are determined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Notes:  Once an application is started, it must be finished in order to be submitted.  The application does not have a “save and finish later” feature.  If an applicant leaves without submitting, all work may be lost. Essay answers may be copied and pasted into the designated areas.  Qualified applications will be sent to the Optimist Club of the Beaches scholarship scoring committee for evaluation and selection.  The organization will notify recipients.  Thank you notes are required to be submitted before an award is granted.