Scholarship Opportunity for Local Students (Essay Contest)

Scholarship Opportunity for Local Students

The Optimist Club of Greenville is accepting applications for its annual essay contest, which is open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018, 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). There is no minimum age. Applicants compose a 700 to 800-word essay entitled “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” which is the topic for the 2018-19 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 1, 2019. Additional information available at or contact Pamela Franks at (252) 814-7794 or email: entries@greenvilleoptimists

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