2018-19 Scholarship Contests
Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. The contests are conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional (if necessary) and at the District level. District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International.
Essay topic for the 2018-19 school year:
"When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?"
CCDHH/Oratorical topic for the 2018-19 school year:
“Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”