Newmarket Optimists offer our local youth a number of opportunities to participate in Optimist International Scholarship Programs

Optimist International offers a number of opportunities for youth to participate in Scholarship programs at the local, provincial and international level.


Optimist International scholarships are made possible by Canadian Optimist Club’s donations to  the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation. 



Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. The contests are conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional (if necessary) and at the District level. District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International.

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