Optimist International Foundation/Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Contest for youth to gain experience in public speaking and to provide them with the opportunity to compete for college scholarships. The contest is open to youth under the age of 19 before graduating high school or the equivalent. Students must first compete at the Club level. Club winners are then entered into the Zone contest and those winners compete in the District contest. District winners are awarded scholarships. District winners will be able to compete in a Regional Contest then be able to compete in the World Championships at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri USA.


Award Amount $1,000 - $2,500
Number of Awards 90 - 115
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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