This spring, the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation awarded $125,000 in scholarships to 85 well-deserving student leaders throughout the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International.
The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation established its scholarship program in 1981 and since its inception has awarded more than $1,968,000 in scholarships to nearly 1,600 students, allowing students to focus on their studies and providing financial relief to their families.
“It is with the untiring commitment and generous giving from our donors that make these scholarships possible and enable our Foundation to continue its mission of building a better future for children,” said Executive Director Jennifer Chaves. “Our donors’ generosity allows these students to fulfill their quest for higher education and makes the dream of college a reality for some.”
More than 400 students applied for a scholarship from the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation this year. To be considered for a scholarship, students must demonstrate exceptional leadership, service to their school and community, academic ability and have been active members of a Key Club, KIWIN’S club or Circle K club.
Past scholarship recipient Alyssa Yocom remarked, “The CNH Kiwanis Foundation has touched my life in many ways. Thanks to the Foundation’s support, I am able to pursue a degree in finance and economics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Kiwanians who contribute to the Foundation keep me inspired and motivated allowing me to achieve all of my academic and career goals.”