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Students who are under the age of 16 as of Dec. 31 of the current school year and are educated in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean are eligible to enter this contest. Students do not have to be members of an Optimist Club to enter; however, they must be sponsored by a local club.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
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- Awarded by:
- Optimist International
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 deadline date listed is the district deadline for submitting winners to Optimist International. Optimist International does not set club/zone/regional deadlines. Contest entry at the local level g... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.