Optimist Club of Hernando
 


Our Mission Statement: "By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids"


Optimist International sponsors 3 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.

Each contest is conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional (if necessary) and at the District level. The Essay Contest also has an International level competition. District- and International-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International.

Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This contest is open to students as of October 1, 2018 and who are certified to have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more.  This contest is designed to help participants develop the skills and confidence to present in sign or orally to an audience.  See details above for topic, contest rules, contest dates, and scholarship award amounts.  Open to all students who have not finished 12th grade. Submit your application to the Optimist Club of Hernando at info@hernanooptimist.org  Entry deadline February 25, 2019.

Essay Contest

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young persons personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship! Submit your application to the Optimist Club of Hernando at info@hernanooptimist.org Must be under 19 as of October 1, 2018  Entry deadline February 1, 2019.

Oratorical Contest

The Oratorical Contest is open to students who are under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018, and not yet in a post-secondary institution.  Students are required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic.  This contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for a scholarship.  See details above for topic, contest rules, contest dates, and scholarship award amounts.  Submit your application to the Optimist Club of Hernando at info@hernandooptimist.org  Entry deadline February 25, 2019.


*Optimist International scholarships are made possible by the Optimist International Foundations. 

Must be a student at a Hernando or Lewisburg schools.