Is your Child between the ages of 12 and 18 years old? He or she can apply to win $1,000 for college!
Each year the Optimist Club of Miami Lakes awards $1,000 to a young man and a young woman who have participated in the Optimist Club of Miami Lakes programs for a minimum of three years (Including the current school year) and excels in School and the Community.
Nominations are made by the Coaches. To be considered for the Roland Gomez Scholarship Award, the nominee must attach a copy of the scholastic and conduct grades along with the application. Click here to download the application. Contact Jim Hamilton @ 305-216-9615 for additional information.
The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship! Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.
For additional information, contact our Club Essay Chairman Jim Hamilton 305-216-9615.
The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundations is awarded annually from this program. First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000.
For additional information, contact our Club Oratorical Chairman Jim Hamilton 305-216-9615