Youth Scholarships Program

Our Projects

The youth scholarships program was the first program created by the IWV Optimists in  2011 when the nonprofit was founded.  Youth from the INDIAN WELLS VALLEY or SEARLES VALLEY up to 18 yeas of age can visit the Optimist dinner business meeting and can make a funding request for assistance with church or school trips, or for youth activity equipment or fees. 

This program sends up to two youth each year to HOBY leadership conference.  it has funded girls for the AAUW stem camp in Santa Barbara, California and each year has funded trip requests out of the country. 


Any individual making a funding request must do it in person at one of our business meetings.  A parent or guardian must be present with them at the time of request. To request an opportunity to make a funding request call Nancy at 760-608-4592.  Youth who make requests will have their meal paid for by IWV Optimists.

The scholarship fund has also paid for projects initiated by members of the IWV Optimist Club to take trips to support a worthy non-profit cause.  We encourage our members to become involved in projects such as international short-term missions. Children's Events runs four children's events during the year.  

Big Horse Event

Summer STEAM

RPD Fall Festival/Open House

Children's- First Responders Christmas Party