Scholarships

Carl Cerveny Scholarship

This is an annual $2000 scholarship named for one of our original Wheat Ridge Optimist founding members. Carl Cerveny is still very active in our programs and fund raising and this scholarship honors local high school seniors as they begin their advanced education.

 

Dedicated Member Scholarships Awards

The Merle ‘Coach’ Shirley Scholarship award goes to a student who attends Wheat Ridge High School and is wanting to go into the field of Physical Education. This is a $2000 scholarship which will rotate with two other scholarships and be available every three years. It is named after a Wheat Ridge Optimist Club member who gave many years of service to coaching young men and women.

 

The Doctor Stuart Lovelace Scholarship award goes to a student going into the field of being a veterinary tech. This is a $2000 scholarship which will rotate with two other scholarships and be available every three years. It is named after one of our current members who spent a life time as a Veterinarian in the Wheat Ridge area.

 

The Doctor Ron Mahoney Scholarship award goes to a student attending the CCD Dental Hygienist program. This is a $2000 scholarship which will rotate with two other scholarships and be available every three years. It is named in honor of Dr. Ron Mahoney. DDS who has been a Dentist his whole career in Wheat Ridge and is a current member of the Wheat Ridge Optimist Club.

 

Local Scholarships Wheat Ridge Optimist Participate In:

AWRSAY (Arvada/Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth) – we combine forces with local Kiwanis clubs, local Rotary clubs, fellow Optimist clubs and other education-related organizations to select 10-12 recipients for scholarships to Red Rocks Community College. Applicants have overcome some type of adversity to succeed and are rewarded with financial support to get started with their college education.