Scholarship Opportunities

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 person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship.  The Bay City Noon Optimist Club holds a contest in late January for students of Bay County, and presents scholarship awards of $500 for first,  and $250 second place winners. The first place winning essay is then sent to the Michigan District for an opportunity to win $2500.   Completed application should be mailed to:

2018-2019 Essay Contest Application

 Since its start in 1928, the Optimist Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship.   The Bay Cityb Noon Optimist Club participates in this program providing we 

2018-2019 Oratorical Poster