Outstanding Youth Award

The Outstanding Youth Award Contest is an annual competition allowing participants to apply for the Texas Lions OYA Scholarship. Contestants are evaluated on high school grade point average, a 750-word essay, a personal biographical information statement, three letters of recommendation, performance of community service, leadership experience/participation and a personal interview. The scholarship awards for this contest are $4,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place.


Outstanding Youth Award Contest Coordinator

Lion Deborah King
110 Villa Way
Coldspring, TX 77331
(
409) 504-9221 (cell)
debbieking624@gmail.com


Topic for the 2017-2018 Year

The “Change Maker”

Contestants must articulate ways in which they have been “ChangeMakers” in their community, school and inspired others to do the same.  Why is it important to be a ChangeMaker?  A ChangeMaker is defined as one who commits to self- responsibility and action toward change in their community.

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Eligibility

 The Outstanding Youth Award is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Scholarship awards must be collected no later than two (2) years following the recipient’s graduation from High School.


Application Process and Rules

Students must complete the Common Contest application form, the Medical Power of Attorney Form and sign the Code of Conduct.  Students may download each of these from the links below, fill them out in Adobe Reader and submit them according to the rules for the contest.

2018 OFY Contest Application Form

09-12-2017 Download
2018 OFY Medical Power of Attorney

08-23-2017 Download
2018 OFY Code of Conduct

08-23-2017 Download
2018 OFY Outstanding Youth Rules

10-13-2017 Download

Since each district is responsible for providing a chaperone, they must also complete the

2018 OFY Chaperone Guidelines

08-23-2017 Download

Claiming Your Scholarship

To collect your scholarship award, the contest winner or runner-up must submit proof of registration information from a university, college, junior college or vocational school. A formal request for payment, using the scholarship request form below,  should be sent to the state office along with any supplemental information needed by the institution (i.e. scholarship forms, etc).  Scholarship awards must be collected no later than two (2) years following the recipient’s graduation from High School. Send request for payment to:

Texas Lions MD-2 State Office
P. O. Box 294509
Kerrville, TX 78029-4509
Phone: 830-257-6557

Please note that payment will be made directly to the designated school.  All scholarship awards must be collected no later than two years following the recipient’s graduation from High School.

2018 OFY State Scholarship Form

10-18-2017 Download

These instructions also appear in the Contest Rules (see above).

District Application Check-Off List

Districts that sponsor winners to the State Contest will need to follow the below checklist to comply with all procedures for application.

2018 OFY District Application Check Off List

08-29-2017 Download