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Mansfield Noon Optimist Scholarship Grants

2021 - 2022 Essay Contest Winners

Topic: How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?

2021 - 2022 essay winners
Left to Right:
Adam Niese, Shelby HS, 2nd Place, $100
Reyna Hoffman, Shelby HS, 1st Place, $200 and entered into Ohio District Contest for a $2500 College Scholarship
Cole Jenkins, Shelby HS, 3rd Place, $50

2021-22 Optimist Quality Students

Clear Fork Evan Moody, Alexis Salkovick
Crestview Colton Oliver, Bridgett Bays
Lexington Jacob Hathaway, Elisabeth Madore
Lucas Ryan Culler, John Vetter
Madison Levi Zehner, Bailey Lyons
Mansfield Senior William Payne, Carman Taylor
Mansfield Christian Ethan Byrom, Aubrynn Maiyer
Ontario Nathan Slater, Brooklyn Blaising
Plymouth Sydney Gibson, Kelsey McCoy
St. Peter Alana Mitchell, Malaki Stanfield
Temple Christian Zane Hoover, Heidi Knepshield

2023 - $1000 College Scholarship Grants

Criteria: Scholarship grants are considered based upon the following requirements

  1. Including the Scholarship Application
  2. Having a permanent home address in Richland County
  3. Enrolled in a full-time Undergraduate program or,
  4. Entering at least first year of College or University
  5. Including the most recent Official High School or College Transcript, minimum 2.5 GPA
  6. Including two (2) character reference letters, school & community activities/work experience and an auto/biographical statement which includes educational background and future goals
    Applications from High School Seniors will be limited to the first forty (40) applications that are submitted
    Any missing requirement from items 1-6 will invalidate the application

DEADLINE - January 31, 2023

Please see the application PDF file below for all requirements.

2022 - 2023 - Optimist International Essay Contest

"Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?"

Interested students compose a 700to800word essay on the theme and send to the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club. The essays will be judged at the Club level, District level and at the International level. Three winners at the Club level will receive a medallion and a monetary award (1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50). The Ohio District awards a $2,500 scholarship to the District Winner

  • Contest is open to students under age 19 as of October 1, 2022. There is no minimum age

DEADLINE - January 31, 2023

Please see the application PDF file below for all requirements.

For additional information contact:
David Siebold, Essay & Scholarship Chairman

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