2017-18 Woodside Terrace AM Kiwanis Scholarship Program
The Woodside Terrace AM Kiwanis Club is excited to offer several scholarships again this year to graduating high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school in the 2017-18 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017.
Minimum eligibility to be considered for a scholarship include the following:
· Resident of Redwood City OR attending a Redwood City high school
· U.S. citizen, permanent resident, AB 540 eligible or DACA student graduating from high school
· 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
· Demonstrated ability and motivation to compete on a collegiate level
· Submit a completed application
· Provide two letters of reference/recommendation
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong educational motivation and group leadership skills through their activities in school, church, youth groups, community volunteer efforts and/or work experience.
Financial need will be considered for those specific scholarships that have this as a requirement. Students are encouraged but not required to provide evidence of financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA or California Dream Application Student Aid Report (SAR).
Students selected to receive a scholarship will be required to submit proof of fulltime enrollment at their eligible institution. Awards will be sent directly to the institution’s financial aid offices within 30 days of receipt of proof of the student’s full-time enrollment for the fall 2017 term. If all of the institution’s tuition and fees have been paid, the school will be authorized to reimburse the student.
If a recipient is unable to begin college in the Fall, and plans to enter in a future semester, the recipient must notify the Woodside Terrace AM Kiwanis Club in writing by August 31, 2017 for an extension or risk forfeiting the award. An extension is provided for up to one calendar year. If the scholarship is unused by the end of that year, it is forfeited and will be used to fund other scholarships in subsequent years.
Recipients are required to attend as our guest the Scholarship Award Dinner of the Woodside Terrace AM Kiwanis Club, tentatively scheduled on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Jefferson and Broadway in Redwood City. Parents and counselors are invited to attend the Award Dinner as guests of the Club.
We anticipate awarding the following scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year:
Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Achievement Scholarship (3/$1,500 awards): One of our major projects each year is to award the Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Scholarships. Over its long history, the club has sponsored hundreds of scholarships for Redwood City high school seniors. The Kiwanis motto and cornerstone is, “We build”. The Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Club awards these scholarships to “build” the new leaders of our community.
The Key Club of Sequoia High Scholarship ($1,500 award): Key Club is the largest high school service organization of its kind. Key Club’s objectives are the development of initiative, leadership ability, community service, and good citizenship practices. The 2015-16 Key Club of Sequoia High Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding Key Clubber based on academic achievement, involvement in Key Club and in the community.
The Charles and Jean Rigg Scholarship ($2,000 award): The Charles and Jean Rigg Scholarship is awarded to a student who shows promise in a science or math career and who has demonstrated dedication to community service.
The Geri Mayers Memorial Community Service Award ($1,500 award): The Mayers Memorial Family Community Service Award is sponsored by the Estate of the late Geri Mayers and honors a deserving Sequoia High School Key Clubber who has excelled in serving the community while maintaining an outstanding academic record.
The Yamada Family Scholarship (2/$1,500 awards): The late Sat and Florence Yamada originally set up this scholarship in the 1970’s for a Sequoia High School senior in memory of their late son, Michael Yamada. Sat was a charter member of this Kiwanis Club and was a well-respected and loved member of our club and the original owner of Flowers by Sat’s. In 1997, Florence Yamada bequeathed funds in her will to continue the Yamada Family Scholarships for years to come.