Scholarship Applications

The Topeka Kiwanis Foundation will be awarding scholarships to selected Topeka/Shawnee County area high school seniors. The scholarship amount this year is $1000.00 ($500.00/semester). These cash scholarships may be used at the accredited college, university, or vocational school of the student’s choice. To apply for a scholarship, this application must be completed and returned (postmarked) no later than Monday, April 1, 2024 April 15, 2024.

Send application to:    Topeka Kiwanis Foundation C/O Kaw Valley Bank – Trust Dept. 1110 N Kansas Ave Topeka, KS 66608

With this application, you must include:

  1. Official High School Transcript
  2. Two sealed letters of recommendation (only one of which may be from High School Personnel)

We suggest you include the letters of recommendation with your application and transcript, and that you not rely on the author of the letter to submit it for you. Failure to submit any of these items in a timely manner will result in the disqualification of your application.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, special abilities, and financial need. To assist our committee in its evaluation, it is important that all questions on the application be answered fully. The ability to complete this application in good form will be a factor of consideration.

Applicants will be notified on or about May 1, 2024, of their being selected to receive a scholarship. Recipients will be acknowledged during a special luncheon for them at one of the regular Monday noon meetings of the Kiwanis Club of Topeka in late May. Your presence at the recognition lunch is anticipated.

A check for the first portion of the scholarship (for the fall semester) will be mailed to the scholarship recipient’s college/university/trade school in June. A check for the second portion of the scholarship (for the spring semester) will be mailed to the recipient’s college/university/trade school FOLLOWING RECEIPT of a transcript showing successful completion of the first semester (i.e. completion of 12 credit hours with a GPA of at least 2.0) and proof of full-time enrollment (i.e. 12 credit hours) for the second semester.

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