Scholarship Opportunity for Local Students – Essay Contest

The Optimist Club of Greenville is accepting applications for its annual essay contest, which is open to students under 18 as of October 1, 2017 and who are educated in Pitt County and have not graduated from high school or the equivalent to compose 700 to 800-word essay “Can Society Function without Respect” which is the topic for the 2017-2018 School Year.

The local club winner will be entered in the NC East Optimist District contest. The district contest winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Optimist International Foundation. Applications are due February 2, 2018.  Additional information available at or contact Pamela Franks at  (252) 814-7794 or email:


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