Each year The Optimist Club of Gettysburg, through its support of the Gettysburg Dollars for Scholars Program, funds an academic scholarship to be presented to one female and one male student from the graduating class of the Gettysburg Area School District.  The award is  presented for outstanding leadership and service to the community.  Each student received a $1000 scholarship in support of their future education.

This year the scholarships were awarded to Mikahla Vicino and Dustin Redding.  Mikahla is the daughter of Kathy Brunner and Mattew Vicino.  She will be attending Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Cognitive Science, and Dustin, the son of Linda and Craig Redding, will be attending Penn State Main Campus majoring in Actuarial Science.  The members of The Optimist Club of Gettysburg congratulates both graduates on their achievements and is proud to be a part of their journey of advanced studies.