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Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Sponsored by: Optimist International

Within twelve years of winning award, applicant must be currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school to redeem the funds. Contest is open to young people through grade 12 in the U.S. and Canada, to CEGEP in Quebec and grade 13 in the Caribbean, who are recognized by their school as deaf or hard of hearing. Applicants attending either public school or schools providing special services are eligible to enter if criteria are met.


Application Deadline June 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Contest
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $1,500
Average $1,500
Min $1,500


Max 53

Contact Information

Programs Coordinator
Optimist International
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States

Phone: (800) 500-8130
Fax: (314) 371-6006

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