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Optimist International Essay Contest

Purpose:

 

To reward students based on their essay-writing skills.

Eligibility:

 

Applicants must be under 19 years of age as of December 31 of the current school year and application must be made through a local Optimist Club. The essay topic is, "I want to make a difference because..." Applicants compete at the club, district and international level. District winners receive a $650 scholarship, and three international winners receive prizes up to $6,000. Scoring is based on organization, vocabulary and style, grammar and punctuation, neatness and adherence to the contest rules.

Deadline:

 

February 28

Award Amount:

 

$2,500-$6,000.

Number of Awards:

 

Varies.

Renewable:

 

No.

How to apply:

 

Contact your local Optimist Club.

Sponsor:

 

Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63108
Phone: 314-371-6000
Fax: 314-371-6006
Email: programs@optimist.org


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