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 ($2,000)
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 ($2,000)
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.