19 as of October 1, 2018 and not enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution.
The contest is open to young people in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and children in military families serving abroad. Students can also contact their school’s Journalism and Language Arts and Journalism teachers, as well as their Principal’s office for information about the Essay Contest.
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Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship.
The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at [email protected] Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club.Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2019 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club.They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic.Students who enter our contest should sign the application, have their parents/guardians sign it, and forward it with their essay not later than January 31, 2019 to: Steve Patterson, 2445 W. Essay contest for youth under the age of 19 who have not graduated high school or its equivalent. On that page, Clubs can find useful materials to help them get started with a new Essay Contest program.Support merchandise for this program can be ordered through Shumsky for US and Caribbean Clubs and from Ansell's Awards and Specialties for Canadian Clubs.District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International.Essay Contest Oratorical Contest Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing *Optimist International scholarships are made possible by you and your Optimist Club’s donations to the Optimist International Foundation in the United States and the Caribbean and the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation.