Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Foundation

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Youth Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors and annual club gifts, the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation provides more than $15,000 US each year to support youth and young adults in Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs through district-wide awards, scholarships, and grants for leadership activities.

Did you Know?

Between 1987/88 and 2015/16, the Foundation has awarded 243 scholarships totalling more than $265,500.

Key Club Scholarships

Did you know...

  • The PNW Kiwanis Foundation gave out 7 Key Club scholarships totalling $7,000 in 2014-15
  • Between 1987/88 and 2010/11, the Foundation has awarded 140 Key Club scholarships totalling $140,000.

Scholarships for Key Club Members Accepted into College or University

Seven $1,000 scholarships available to Key Club members accepted into college or university. Under recent changes, matching scholarships co-funded by the Kiwanis International Foundation will be available only to the top five Districts, as measured by per capita KIF annual fund giving.

Scholarship Amounts: $1,000 US.
Criteria: These awards are based on commitment to community service by a graduating member of a Key Club within the Pacific Northwest District.
Deadline: Forms must be received by February 1st.
Link to Scholarship Application: PNW Scholarship Description and Qualifications
PNW Key Club Scholarship Application
Address to Send Applications: Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation
Scholarship Chair: Margie Wilson
1504 Melissa Way, Wenatchee WA 98801
Phone: (509) 679-5557

Scholarship Descriptions

The Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation's Erling M. Larsen Scholarship

This first scholarship was named in 2005 to honor Earling Larsen. He served on our Foundation Board from 1986 until 2003 and included a term as President in 1991/92. His early and generous donation of both land and support provided a large portion of our present asset base.

The Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation's Joe & Marion Epler Scholarship

In 2006 the Foundation named our second scholarship after our longest serving Founding Director Joe Epler. Joe served on the board from 1986 to 2003, including two years as president in 1986-88. He served as PNW Kiwanis District Governor in 1959, and was an active Emeritus Board member until death in March 2015.

Founding Director's Award

Our third scholarship was named in 2008 to recognize our original nine Founding Directors: Dick Bell, Jack Delf, Joe Epler, Gene Favell, Roy Frank, Otto Lawrence, Marshall McCann, Don Miles, and Bill Watts. These outstanding gentlemen had the vision and determination to establish this Foundation in 1985.

Emeritus Director's Award

Our fourth scholarship was named in 2008 to recognize those Director’s whose efforts over time have been above and beyond the call of duty normally asked of our board members. This scholarship honors the contributions of Mel Dennis, Otto Lawrence, and Joe Epler.

The Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation's Sylvester Neal Scholarship

Our fifth scholarship was named in 2011 to honor Sylvester Neal. He served as PNW Kiwanis District Governor in 2002-03, as International Trustee from 2004 to 2007. He was elected International Vice President in 2007 and Kiwanis International President in 2010-11.

PNW Kiwanis Foundation Awards

These two scholarships are presented each year on behalf of the Foundation.

Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships: Recognizing Outstanding Graduating Key Club Members

PNWKF Scholarship Year Student High School / City Amt.
ERLING M. LARSEN Award 14-15 TSANG, Cleo Kentridge/Renton, WA $1,000
Joe & Maron EPLER Award 14-15 LOSLI, Levi Cty Christian/Molalla, OR $1,000
FOUNDING DIRECTOR'S Award 14-15 XUE, Chris Mt. View/Vancouver, WA $1,000
EMERITUS DIRECTOR'S Award 14-15 DELGADO, Karen Omak/Omak, WA $1,000
SYLVESTER NEAL Award 14-15 SONG, Crystal VancouverTech/New Westminster, BC $1,000
PNW FOUNDATION Award 14-15 GRIMALDO, Frances Orofino/Orofino, ID $1,000
PNW FOUNDATION Award 14-15 HOLT, Keely AJ Diamond/Anchorage, AK $1,000
ERLING M. LARSEN Award 13-14 BAINS, Hakikat Omak/Omak, WA $1,000
Joe & Maron EPLER Award 13-14 THOMAS, Sara Kodiak/Kodiak, AK $1,000
FOUNDING Director's Award 13-14 YOUNG, Anna Oak Bay/Victoria, BC $1,000
EMERITUS Director's Award 13-14 SONG, Yujin Robert Bateman/Abbotsford, BC $1,000
SYLVESTER NEAL Award 13-14 RIESKAMP, Amanda Molalla/Molalla, OR $1,000
PNW FOUNDATION Award 13-14 PHAM, Chester Heny Jackson/Mill Creek, WA $1,000
PNW FOUNDATION Award 13-14 GERING, Mackinze Orofino/Orofino, ID $1,000

Please contact the Foundation Secretary for recipient list back to 1987-88.