Each district will award either: two $2,500 scholarships or a first-place scholarship of $2,500, a second-place scholarship of $1,500, and a third-place scholarship of $1,000. All awards are non-renewable.
The number of awards vary depending on how many districts participate. Last year, 53 awards were given.
The student enters the contest by submitting a speech on the current year's topic to his/her local Optimist Club. If the student does not know his/her local contact, he/she can email Optimist Internat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.
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