Scholarships

Who Should Apply to Florida District of Key Club Scholarships?

A Florida District of Key Club member who…
  • Is in their last year of High School
  • Has been involved with Key Club since at least 11th grade
  • Has payed Dues and appears on Key Club International’s Member Report
  • Is College, University, Technical, or Vocational school bound
  • Has a grade point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 school. If you have below a 3.0, consider applying for the Perseverance Scholarship
  • Has an official high school transcript
  • Has a document that explains the community service hours they have done through Key Club
The Florida District of Key Club International scholarship recipients will be notified when their names are announced at the Florida District of Key Club Leadership and Education Conference. All scholarships will be provided as cash awards in the form of a check sent directly to the student in August. All scholarship recipients must fill out the Certification document.

Flordia Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships

J. Walker Field Scholarship –

$1000/Deadline March 1st

This is a one-time $1000 scholarship given to graduating Key Club members who exemplify the spirit of Kiwanis through service. In 2012, the Florida Kiwanis Foundation Board of Trustees created the J. Walker Field Scholarship in honor of the man who was accredited with the formation of the Florida Kiwanis Foundation. The Foundation began in 1971 when, the then Florida District of Kiwanis Governor, J. Walker Field, suggested this was a necessary thing to provide backing for his beloved Key Clubs.

Key Club Scholarships

The Florida Key Club Endowment Fund Scholarship

$2000 scholarship/ 4 scholarships awarded

This scholarship from the Florida Key Club Endowment Fund will be awarded to college-bound seniors who demonstrate the strongest qualifications per the general application essays and recommendations, as well having discovered the heart to serve, answered the call to lead, and accepted the courage to engage which defines Key Club service leadership.

The Malcolm Lewis Scholarship for Leadership and Service is awarded to one person who embodies the ideals of Malcolm Lewis, the 1st Key Club International President. A winner will be chosen from the Endowment Scholarship application pool.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Scholarship was created to commemorate the lives lost as a result of the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As a Key Club District, as a family, and as a community, this tragedy hit close to home. Many lives were forever changed that day, including those of two Key Clubbers who were victims of this terrible tragedy. A winner will be chosen from the Endowment Scholarship application pool.

Governor’s Project Scholarship

$1000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

The Governor’s Project Scholarship is awarded to a Key Club senior who has shown the utmost dedication to this year’s Governor’s Project.

Emily Hughes Perseverance Scholarship

$2000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

This scholarship is for a student who has persevered in their pursuit of service leadership despite facing challenging life events or circumstances. Examples of these challenges could include but are not limited to personal or family illness, increased personal responsibility for your family/sibling(s), close personal death, etc. This scholarship does not have a minimum grade-point average to apply.

Ellie Gander Scholarship

$1000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

This scholarship will be awarded to a member of a Key Club in Division’s 1A or 1B of the Florida District of Key Club International. The scholarship will be awarded to college-bound seniors who demonstrate the strongest qualifications per the general application essays and recommendations, as well having discovered the heart to serve, answered the call to lead, and accepted the courage to engage which defines Key Club service leadership.

The “Mr. Jack” Gander Scholarship

$2000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

This scholarship will be awarded to a member of Key Club in Division 1A of the Florida District of Key Club International. This scholarship will be awarded to college-bound seniors who demonstrate the strongest qualifications per the general application essays and recommendations, as well having discovered the heart to serve, answered the call to lead, and accepted the courage to engage which defines Key Club service leadership.

Awards and Contests Scholarships

G. Harold Martin Outstanding Club President

$1000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

This scholarship will be awarded to the one club president judged the most outstanding among all who meet the G. Harold Martin outstanding club president criteria. It is based solely on merit. Funding is provided by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville. All applications must go through the Awards and Contests Program. 

Key Clubber of the Year

$1000 scholarship/ 1 awarded

Key Clubber of the Year is presented to the member who goes above and beyond what a Key Clubber’s call to service is. This member works with their club, their divisions, and their Kiwanis Family, and the member truly demonstrates a passion for service. Only one Key Clubber, regardless of club level position (member to president) may receive this award. A student member of the Florida District Key Club Board must endorse the nominee. The nomination for this award may be disclosed to the nominee prior to announcing the winner at District Education and Leadership Conference. All applications must go through the Awards and Contests Program.