Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke directs a portion of the funds we raise toward scholarships to deserving students in the Roanoke area. The scholarships are awarded to to High School students headed to college and to College students in the environment field.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Congratulations to the six outstanding area high school students who were awarded scholarships; click here for the press release for information about the students and the awards.
Scholarship applications from students in High Schools with Key Clubs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke may apply for a scholarship (Cave Spring, Hidden Valley, Northside, Patrick Henry, William Fleming, Roanoke Catholic, Staunton River). Each year, students are awarded scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The award criteria is focused on school and community volunteer service, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarship application period opened on February 1, 2023 and closed on March 3, 2023. A panel of Kiwanis members read each application, identified six finalists, interviewed the finalists, and awarded the scholarships at the May 3 Kiwanis Club of Roanoke awards luncheon meeting. A copy of the cover letter may be found here. The fillable scholarship application form contains submission instructions; it may downloaded here.
COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENTS
Congratulations to the outstanding area college student who was awarded our environment scholarship; click here for the press release for information about the student and the award.
Roanoke students attending one of four designated local colleges or universities who are majoring in an environment-related degree were eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship. The applicant must have been a junior or above, and be majoring in an environmental protection or natural resource management degree program.
A Roanoke student is a graduate of a City of Roanoke or Roanoke County public or private high school. Local colleges and universities include The College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, Hollins University, and Roanoke College, and Ferrum College.
The award criteria was focused on financial need, academics, experience in environmental protection or natural resources management, and goals after graduation. The scholarship application period opened on March 1, 2023 and closed on April 30, 2023. A panel of Kiwanis members read each application, interviewed the finalists, and will award the scholarship at the June 14 Kiwanis Club of Roanoke awards luncheon meeting. The fillable scholarship application form contains submission instructions; it may be downloaded here.