Scholarship Opportunities

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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 for students of Bay County, under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018, and presents scholarship awards of $500 for first,  $250 second, place winners. The first place winning essay is then sent to the Michigan District for an opportunity to win an additional $2500.  


This year's Oratorical contest Topic is:


 "When All The World's Problems Are Solved, Is Optimism Still Necessary"

                          Application Deadline:  January 8, 2019

2018-2019 Essay rules and Contest Application
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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 City Noon Optimist Club participates in this program for students of Bay County, under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018.   Students have an opportunity to win $500 for first, $250 for second, place at the club level. First place winner advances to the next level of competition where the winner has the opportunity to advance and earn an additional $22,500 in scholarships. 


This year's topic is:


         "Is There A Fine Line Between Optimism and reality"

            The Bay City Noon Optimist Club contest is as follows:  

                            Location:  Bay Arenac ISD Career Center

                                                   4155 Monitor Rd, Bay City

                            Date:  February 28, 2019

                            Time:  Registration:  6:00 pm     

                           Contest:  6:30 pm


                 Application Deadline:  February 14, 2019

2018-2019 Oratorical Rules and Contest Application