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November 28, 2017 > Looking for Scholarship Money?

Looking for Scholarship Money?

Submitted By Darryl Reina

The Newark Optimist Club (Club #20261) invites Tri-City resident students to participate in their 2017-2018 Essay Contest. This yearÕs topic for the 700-800-word essay is: ÒCan Society Function Without Respect?Ó Students who are under the age of 18, as of October 1, 2017, and have not already graduated from high school, are eligible, and encouraged to enter the contest.

At the club level, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medallions and cash prizes ($200, $100, $50) will be awarded. The first-place essay will also be sent to the District competition, where the winner will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship.

For more information and application, that includes the official rules, students may go to (click on Programs, Scholarship Contest, and Essay Contest) or email Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at for application and contest information.

Completed essays may be emailed to Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at, or sent by mail to: Newark Optimist Club, PO Box 402, Newark, CA 94560. The final deadline for entries to be received is January 26, 2018. Local club winners will be announced on February 9, 2018, and will be recognized at a special breakfast meeting on February 14, 2018.

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