Optimist International Foundation/Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

College scholarship (district level) for young people through grade twelve in the U.S. and Canada, to CEGEP in Quebec and grade thirteen in the Caribbean. Students interested in participating must submit the results of an audiogram conducted no longer than twenty four months prior to the date of the contest from a qualified audiologist. Students must be certified to have a hearing loss of forty decibels or more and supported by the audiogram to be eligible to compete. Students attending either public school or schools providing special services are eligible to enter if criteria are met.


Award Amount $2,500
Number of Awards 1 - 30
Application Deadline Not reported
Available to Class Level Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Not renewable


Minimum GPA Required None specified
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency None specified
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College None specified
Area of Study None specified
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required


Organization Director of International Programs
Optimist International Foundation
Address 4494 Lindell Boulevard
City, State, Zip St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone (800) 500-8130
Fax (314) 371-6006
Web Site Web site
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