Scholarship Opportunity for Local Youth–Essay Contest

The Optimist Club of Greenville is accepting applications for its annual essay contest, which is open to youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020; who are educated in Pitt County; and have not graduated from high school or the equivalent (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) to compose a 700 to 800-word essay “Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism” which is the topic for the 2020-2021 School Year. There is no minimum age.

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 1, 2021. Additional information available at or contact Pamela Franks at (252) 814-7794 or email: entries@greenvilleoptimists

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