Youth Programs

2023-2024 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: “How to Change the World with Optimism

Oratorical Application


Guidelines for Oratorical Contest Participants

Essay Contest

Topic: “Optimism: How it Connects Us


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 6:30 p.m., 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., & 3rd Tuesday once a Quarter at 6:30 p.m.

2nd Tuesday - Mars Corporate Center Blvd., 2500 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033

4th Tuesday - virtually via Zoom

3rd Tuesday - once a quarter at a in person location

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