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Kiwanis Foundation offers local scholarship opportunities

The annual Salmon Bake is a main fundraiser for the Federal Way Kiwanis. Pictured: Linda Kochmar doles out the corn in 2011. - Mirror file photo
The annual Salmon Bake is a main fundraiser for the Federal Way Kiwanis. Pictured: Linda Kochmar doles out the corn in 2011.
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The Kiwanis Foundation of Federal Way has a new program giving everybody with at least $500 to donate, the opportunity to apply to the foundation to sponsor a scholarship. All donations are tax deductible.

Once accepted, the scholarship will be available to Federal Way students for any given year if it is fully funded by no later than Feb. 28 of the year the scholarship is to be awarded.  There is no commitment by the sponsor to continue the scholarship on a yearly basis.  The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way Scholarship Committee will select recipients based on the designated profile provided.

The award can be based upon merit alone, need alone, or both merit and need. A sponsor can also require that the recipient seek a particular area of study to be eligible.

The first two scholarships have been approved; the Joe and Donna Larson Kiwanis Scholarship and the Elwood and Gladys Berntson Kiwanis Scholarship sponsored by Dave and Debby Larson in honor of their parents.

The two $750 scholarships are dedicated to students pursuing education at a vocational/technical school after high school.

For more information, email Dr. Jim Burbidge at jimburbidge@comcast.net or Bob Dockstader at redsquirrel01@hotmail.com.

 

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