Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 15, 2017

Awarded By

Optimist International

Award Amount

The club level award is a plaque and a monetary award of up to $500. Each individual club can decide what form the award will take (e.g. scholarship, savings bond, cash prize). *Please note: Not all clubs give monetary awards; it is up to the individual club as to what type of award they give winners. The district finalist and winner each receive a plaque, and a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the district winner.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Each club awards one scholarship, and each district awards one to two scholarships (there are 53 districts; not all districts participate every year). The number of clubs offering scholarships/cash prizes changes each year; on average, 300 clubs participate.

Deadline Info

Applications to enter the contest are available on the Optimist Club International website. With the application, students must submit an audiogram done within 24 months of the date of the contest. ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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