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Scholarship Lottery

The Scholarship Lottery was started in 1987. Originally, the event was known as the "Condo Lottery", which provided the event winner with an oceanfront condo in Ocean City. Due to changes in real estate costs, the event was replaced with the current cash prize format. At its inception, the lottery only provided scholarships to students from Stephen Decatur High School, but now provides scholarships to students at all Worcester County high schools. To date, over 300 students have received scholarships totaling in excess of $1.8 million.

The scholarships are provided through the Youth Foundation, a separate Optimist Club maintained foundation that was was founded December 10, 1992. This foundation is a not for profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The Youth Foundation was created solely to organize and coordinate the Youth Foundation Scholarship Program and share in its administration with the Worcester County Board of Education.

The Scholarship Cash Raffle is kicked off in January with a one time mailing to past participants of the Lottery, Cash Raffle, or who have attended the Seaside Boat Show. The Cash Raffle concludes at the Seaside Boat Show in February. Multiple cash prizes totaling over thirty-thousand dollars have been awarded over the past two years.

The Optimist Club Youth Foundation Scholarship Program believes in non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion origin or family status in both principle and practice.

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