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Scholarship Program



Each year the foundation awards 4 scholarships in the amount of $1,000. each to 4 graduating seniors.  Each applicant must be sponsored by a New York Kiwanis Club.

Flowers on Wood

"...I cannot express how truly thankful I am for receiving this scholarship.  It has helped me furnish my dorm and purchase my books.  I never realized how expensive college would be and you have helped my parents and myself with this burden.  They are truly thankful.  I cannot speak for other recipients, but I am sure you have made them just as grateful as me to recieve this scholarship.  Kiwanis is an amazing foundation.  You put smiles on many faces."

-Isabella LF

Scholarship recipient

  1. Any Kiwanis Club in the New York District of Kiwanis International may nominate candidates for a scholarship.

  2. Nominations are to be made on the form provided by the Foundation or a reasonable facsimile, and must be delivered or postmarked to the below address by April 15. It is requested that the winners be awarded their scholarships at commencement in June or at an awards program, if preferred, by her/his high school.

  3. This program is instituted by the Foundation to recognize and promote good citizenship among the youth of New York State. Winners will be selected by a committee of the Foundation on the basis of which nominees, in its opinion, best meet the established criteria. All aspects of the program, including the criteria are subject to change by the Foundation Board of Directors.

  4. Each nominee must be a resident of New York State and plan to graduate from a high school in New York State, the June of the year of their nomination. The scholarship may be used towards the recipient's cost of obtaining higher education. The award shall be payable to the recipient in the care of their designated institution.

  5. A nominated student will be evaluated based on scholastic achievement, merit, need and career goals.

Important Information

The 2023 application can be downloaded or printed out.

Remember that the deadline is April 15.

Send the completed nomination form to:

New York District Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Program
Forbes D. Irvine
50 Randall Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301

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