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 2016-2017
- 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|
|Address to Send Applications:||
Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation
Scholarship Chair: Elizabeth Bennett
2805 Plymouth Drive, Bellingham WA 98225
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.|
|Earling M. Larsen Award||16-17||Pham, Annie||Capital HS/Olympia, WA||$1000|
|Joe & Marion Epler Award||16-17||Shin, Angela||Gig Harbor HS/Gig Harbor, WA||$1000|
|Founding Director's Award||16-17||Quanesisouk, Alissa||Roosevelt HS/Portland OR||$1000|
|Emeritius Director's Award||16-17||Touch, Amanda||Kentridge HS/Olympia WA||$1000|
|Sylvester Neal Award||16-17||Nguyen, Thu||Capitall HS/Olympia,WA||$1000|
|PNW Foundation Award;||16-17||Aviluz, Carol||The Dalles HS/The Dalles, OR||$1000|
|PNW Foundation Award||16-17||Tran, Christine||Vancouver Tech/Vancouver BC||$1000|
|Governor Ron's Scholarship||16-17||Student||High School / City|
|Ch'en, Peter||Bellevue HS/ Bellevue WA||$1000|
|Nguyen, Arlene||Van Tech/ Vancouver BC||$1000|
|Eckhardt, Joanna||Gresham HS/ Gresham OR||$1000|
|Trihn, Shayla||Lincoln HS/ Tacoma WA||$1000|
|Rieskamp, Audrey||Molalla HS/ Molalla OR||$1000|
|Ongoco, Jennifer||Lincoln HS/ Tacoma WA||$1000|
|Troyer, Caitlin||Coeur D.Alene HS/ Rathdrum ID||$1000|
|Nida, Tessa||Mariner HS/ Omak WA||$1000|
|White, Shelby Lynn||Kelso HS/ Kelso WA||$1000|
|Suastegui, William||Omak HS/ Omak WA||$1000|
|Robon, Alana||International Community School, Kirkland WA||$1000|
Please contact the Foundation Secretary for recipient list back to 1987-88.