Youth Programs

2022-2023 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.

Oratorical Contest

Topic: “Discovering the Optimism within Me”

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM

Oratorical Application

Guidelines for Oratorical Contest Participants

Essay Contest

Topic: “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”

Our Memorial Senior Scholarship

The SLV Optimist are pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of our memorial scholarship, Diala Princeton Ajaero. Diala will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall.

Meetings and Gatherings

Meeting Every 2nd Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

2nd Tuesday - Kerby's Koney Island • 25050 Northwestern Hwy. • Southfield, MI

4th Tuesday - Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern • 30450 Telegraph Rd. • Bingham Farms, MI

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