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 $2,000 for 1st place, $1,250 for 2nd place and $750 for 3rd place.
Outstanding Youth Award Contest Coordinator
Lion Deborah King
110 Villa Way
Coldspring, TX 77331
(409) 504-9221 (cell)
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.
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Since each district is responsible for providing a chaperone, they must complete the Chaperone Guidelines Form also.
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
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.
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.