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Kirkland Kiwanis announces scholarship availability for graduating seniors

The Kirkland Kiwanis announced that it will again make up to eight scholarships available to graduating seniors on the Eastside. The awards range from $500-$1,000. Students, or their parents, must live or work within the attendance boundaries of Lake Washington High School or Juanita High School.  This includes Kirkland and parts of Redmond and Woodinville. Students may attend any high school, so long as they or their parents live or work within the designated area.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked, or delivered to the student’s high school counseling office, by April 15.

The Kiwanis scholarships are based on several factors, including academic performance, financial need and community service.

Kirkland Kiwanis also supports Special Olympics, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing and sponsors service organizations at Lake Washington High School, the International Community School and Kirkland Junior High. The scholarships and other Kiwanis community programs are funded by proceeds from the Kiwanis Club’s annual Christmas tree lot.

The Kirkland Kiwanis scholarships are awarded in honor of Kiwanis members who have exemplified the Kiwanis tradition of service to the community.  “Kiwanis believes that supporting youth in our community is one of most important things we can do,” said Walt Krueger, president of the service club.  “The Kiwanis Scholarship Program is one example of our programs that help young people in our community.”

For additional information, or to obtain a scholarship application, interested persons should contact John White, the Scholarship Committee chairman, at white@lfa-law.com. Copies of the application are also available at the Kirkland Kiwanis Web site, www.kirkland.kiwanis.org.

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