The Academic Competitions
The Academic Competitions described here are sponsored by and
based on rules established by Optimist International.
Annually, Optimist International announces the topics and
contests are held at the club, District (state) and International levels.
For more information about Competitions,
contact your school's guidance counselor
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The Essay Contest is open to any child under 19 years of age. The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna normally solicits entrants during the November-December time frame from high school students.
|The Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the Oratorical Contest equivalent for kids that are hearing impaired. Contestants may use sign language or assisted speech.
|The Oratorical Contest is open to children under the age of 16. Contestants prepare a 4-5 minute talk on the announced topic and are judged on content and presentation.
The Sheryl Friedley Scholarship is to assist students with documented Intellectual Disabilities (ID) who are receiving certificates of completion to continue their education in post-secondary
educational training programs. Students must reside in the areas served by the Madison, Marshall, Oakton high school pyramids.
Completed applications, including recommendation letters and required supporting documentation, may be submitted to the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna during the time frame stated on the application form
Every spring the OCGV offers the Career and Technical education scholarship for graduating HS seniors residing within the FCPS school pyramids for Marshall, Madison, and Oakton High Schools. The scholarship announcement, including eligibility criteria, and application for the current year are found at the links below.
|Students eligible for consideration for the scholarship must have resided
in the areasserved by Madison, Marshall, and Oakton High Schools at the
time of obtaining certificates of completion from high school.
(FCPS pyramid maps can be found: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/maps)
Additional eligibility criteria are contained in the scholarship announcement.
Completed applications and recommendation letter(s) must be
submitted by their due date,
Or mailed to:
Optimist Club of Greater Vienna
P.O. Box 411
Vienna, VA 22183.