Essay Scholarship Competition Information

Arizona District

Essay Competition Chairperson Renate Krompaski

Contact Renate at


Purpose: To allow students to develop their own views around a central idea and have the chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship.

 How to Enter: Interested students should submit essays on the topic to their local        club.  The essays are judged first at the local level and the winning essays are submitted to the District (state).

Eligibility:The contest is open to all students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2019.

Length:The essay needs to be 700-800 words in length. 

Deadline:The deadline is determined by each club.  Most clubs have a February 1, 2020 deadline. 

TOPIC: “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you Imagine?” 

For details and the application, please contact your local club.  If you need assistance locating an Optimist club, contact Renate at

If you have questions, you may also contact the State Essay Chair, Dr. Renate Krompasky at

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