Optimist International Essay Contest

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Application Deadline

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Awarded By

Optimist International

Award Amount

Club winners will advance to the district contest to compete for a scholarship award. The district winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Each district winner is automatically entered into the International Essay Contest where a panel of judges selects the top three essays. Scholarships are awarded as follows: first place - $6,000; second place - $3,750; and third place - $2,250.


There are 57 district winners (one per district) and 3 international winners each year.

Deadline Info

The student may enter the contest only through his/her local Optimist Club. The deadline for each student to submit an essay to his/her local club is determined by each club individually; all club-lev ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.