Madison Golden K Kiwanis Scholarships
Application Deadline - February 1, 2018
The 2017 Scholarship Recipient is Hannah Krupp
Madison West High School
Hannah Krupp with her parents, Mike and Jennifer
The 2016 Scholarship Recipients were Lisa Xiong and Lanier Walls
Madison East High School
Lisa Xiong, center, Ron Schuler, committee chair and Lisa's brother
Left-right, Helen Dorak (Golden K), Lanier Walls, Alesha Flowers (Lanier's mother) and Leo Walsh(Golden K)
The Madison Golden K Kiwanis Scholarships were established with funds from the Madison Golden K Kiwanis Club becoming available in 2016. The members of the Golden K Club requested members of Kiwanis of Madison West Foundation to administer the scholarship application process. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to students from one of the four Madison Public High Schools.In 2016 students from Madison East will be invited to apply. The schedule for following years will be Madison Memorial - 2018, Madison LeFollette - 2019 and Madison East - 2020. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually based on the criteria below. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a student demonstrating a financial need.
Candidates for the Madison Golden K Kiwanis Club Scholarships should have made significant contributions to their school community as well as to their neighborhood and city communities. They should be good students with strong leadership records. They should have a record of participation in extracurricular activities and be good citizens of their school and their community.
Applicants for the 2017 Madison Golden K Kiwanis Scholarships must be high school seniors currently enrolled at Madison West High School who plan to attend a college, university or technical schools in Wisconsin. There are no requirements regarding course of study. One scholarship recipient must have 100 hours of community service during their high school career and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The second recipient must meet financial need requirements, 50 hours of community service during their high school career, and 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
The scholarship check will be transferred in the student’s name from the West Kiwanis Foundation to the bursar of the Wisconsin college or university designated by the student. Candidates must complete the attached application form and provide at least one (but not re than two) letter of reference from a faculty member who is able to evaluate the candidate’s qualifications. Selection of the award recipient will be based on the following criteria:
Community service (30 points)
Scholarship (15 points)
Extracurricular activities (15 points)
Leadership (10 points)
Communications skills (10 points)
Essay on the importance of community service (20 points)
Award applications will be distributed to high school guidance counselors, Key club advisors, and others in order to identify qualified candidates.