Optimist Scholarships

Communications Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

Information: https://optimist.org/member/scholarships2.cfm

CCDHH Application Form: CCDHH Application Form (optimist.org)

Plans are under way to host a Communications Competition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

More info to be posted once plans are in place for 2024.

For additional information, please contact us.

The Essay Contest

Students will research and write a 700 to 800 word essay on an OI selected topic and submit it to the Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary by the club submission deadline. Each entry will be acknowledged as received. There are prizes in the form of medals and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 for the first three places in the club contest. The best essay is forwarded to the District competition for the $2,500 scholarship.

Before writing the essay, students must complete and submit an entry form. There is a limitation of 15 places in the contest; this is the reason it is important to enter as soon as possible. If our club cannot accept your entry, you may be referred to other clubs in the Calgary area which also hold Optimist Essay Contests.

Deadline to apply is mid-December.

Oratorical Contest

Students will research, write and present a four to five minute speech on an OI selected topic. There is a limit of ten entrants in the contest. The contest is held on a Saturday, in mid-March. The specific date, time and location are announced each year.

An Entry Form must be submitted. Each entry will be acknowledged as received. There are prizes in the form of medals and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 for the first three places in the Club contest.

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