December 10, 2009

Are you looking for a scholarship?

Right here, right now, smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, Optimist Clubs are promoting one of their signature programs: The Optimist International Essay Contest. 

Each year, Optimist Clubs  ask children through 18 years of age on December 31 to write a 500-word or less essay on a topic chosen by Optimist International.  This year the topic is “The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?”

Competition for all Optimist International Scholarship programs begins at the club level*.  Optimist Clubs can offer prizes for winning entries. The essay that comes in first place is then forwarded to the District Competition where it competes for a $2,500 scholarship.  Winning District entries move forward again to the international competition and the possibility of earning an additional $6,000 scholarship.  That's a pretty nice reward for 500 words!
*Not every club participates in the Optimist International Essay Contest. 
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