Optimist International Essay Contest

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Award: $2,500
Provided By: Optimist International

The Optimist International Essay Contest is open to students who are under the age of 18. To be considered for this award, you must write an essay of between 700 and 800 words on the topic, “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” and submit it to your local Optimist Club.

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$2,500 Scholarship: Share Your Opinion on Gun Violence

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Award: $2,500
Provided By: Do Something

You could win a $2,500 scholarship by submitting your opinion online about gun violence to commemorate the Parkland shooting anniversary. Simply share your thoughts in our portal and we will send it to your state’s elected officials. You’ll be helping elected officials understand how young people feel about this issue and automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship.

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