Scholarship/Financial Assistance Program

The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Foundation will award

scholarships/financial assistance to applicants who meet the following criteria and who are selected by the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Committee.

1.     Anyone accepted to (or already attending in good standing) a regionally accredited post-secondary education institution on a full-time basis (minimum 12 hours undergraduate) would be eligible for consideration.

​2.     Applications are limited to those who plan to attend 2-year or 4-year institutions.

3.     Each applicant must document financial need by submitting a FAFSA.  It is not necessary for you to be eligible for government assistance in order for you to apply or receive an award.

4.     This program is for high school seniors to adults entering or reentering a post-secondary program, as well as those who may have received a Kiwanis Foundation scholarship in a previous year.

5.     The applicant must be a year-round resident in the Kiwanis Foundation’s service area (Manatee and Sarasota Counties).  

6.     A committee of qualified, experienced volunteers and board members will review applications and make recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

7.     All awards will be “last dollar” scholarships to insure any aid offered by a post-secondary institution is not reduced.  Letters will be sent to institutions stating that no government or institutional aid will be deducted or reduced

from the applicant’s financial aid package as a result of receiving the Foundation scholarship.

8.     Scholarships and/or financial aid will be paid directly to the institution.

9.     A complete, original application, including all items listed below must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2019 to be considered eligible for consideration.

​10.   The period of application is from May 1, to May 31, 2019.


The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Foundation

Attn:  Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 8097

Longboat Key, FL 34228

Required Items – Checklist

Completed Application – all questions must be answered

Most recent transcript or GED, and a FAFSA

250-300 word essay about applicant, their goals, and financial need

Two letters of recommendation (one must be from professor, teacher, or guidance counselor)

Letter of Acceptance (including any financial aid) from the institution you plan to attend

​Sign and date this application (bottom of last page)

​​Letter of Commitment to attend August 1, 2019 Kiwanis Club breakfast.