Hill Country Optimist Club

Life Grant


The Life Grant was established to assist at-risk youth taking their first steps in building a career, regardless of what that may be. The Hill Country Optimist Club Life Grant are non-renewable grants created to recognize graduates who have demonstrated the initiative and dedication to continue their education or seek career training. The scholarships are awarded up to the amount of  $500.

Creating a quality workforce is one of this country’s greatest needs. Giving at risk youth the opportunities, skills and support they need will greatly help in that endeavor. The Life Grants goal is to give graduates that little extra assistance in building a career. The Life Grant is open to any graduating high school senior at the Meadowland Charter School. Additionally, the student must enter a college/university, vocational/technical institute, or job training during the Fall 2017.

Students are encouraged to apply by May 12, 2017. Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.


What students need before they apply:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mailing Address (if applicable)
  • Phone Number (if applicable)
  • E-mail Address (if applicable)
  • High School Name
  • High School GPA
  • Two Recommendation Letters (one school staff, and one non school staff)
  • Career Goals
  • Career Items Needed
  • College/University, Vocational/Technical Institute, or Job Training Name


Additional Information

For more information about the Life Grant please download the following:


Application Instructions

Letter to Guidance Counselor

Student Promotional Poster

Want to help?

You can sponsor one of the Hill Country Optimist Club Life Grants. With any donation, you can change the life of a young individual. Please make checks payable to Optimist International Foundation and send to the Hill Country Optimist Club at PO Box 114 Boerne, TX 78006. The foundation will send a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Informational Flyer

Please contact the Life Grant Committee at grants@hillcountryoptimistclub.com with any further questions.

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