Our Kiwanis foundation funds scholarships awarded by the district’s Key Club and Circle K programs to deserving students. The foundation’s endowment funds these awards.
Robert H. Turner, Jr. Scholarship
The annual Robert H. Turner, Jr. Scholarship is awarded at the Capital District Key Club Convention to a Key Club Member who exemplifies to the highest degree the basic principles of Key Club – caring and service – in their homes, schools, and communities. The recipient shall be of high moral character and should have achieved excellence in all their endeavors.
Ellis Stroup Key Club Leadership Scholarship
The Ellis Stroup Key Club Leadership Scholarship is awarded at the Kiwanis District Convention to a Key Club member for leadership achievement. The recipient shall show evidence of outstanding leadership in a Key Club in the Capital District, participate in at least 80% in club projects and fund-raisers, show involvement and accomplishments in non-school activities, be accepted to a college, university or post-secondary school, and be a graduating senior.
Teenager of the Year Award
The Capital District recognizes deserving teenagers each year for academic achievements, citizenship, service to school and community, growth and responsibility in his/her family, character and leadership performance. Nominees proceed through competition at club, division and ultimately district levels. The finalist wins $2,500 cash and a trip with their parents/guardians to the annual Kiwanis District Convention to receive the award.