Alexandria, VA – The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria, VA, has provided scholarships to local high school students for decades. This year, the Kiwanis Club awarded $44,000 to 17 local students. Kiwanis, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that supports the youth of Alexandria, sponsors three Key Clubs at Edison, T.C. Williams, and R.E. Lee High Schools. Key Club is an international service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.
Key Club members both present and past of these high schools are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Kiwanis Foundation each year. The Club aims to reduce the financial burden of pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree. This year, recipients are going to ten different schools including the University of Virginia, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and more.
This year’s scholarship receipients:
Lee High School:
Madeleine Sarahi Quiroz
Rose Blanca Servellon-Turcios
Youssef el Boubou
Darcy Taylor Mcllwain
Jatsuka Mikaela Pozo
The scholarships below are available each year:
• Charles Higginbotham, Jr Scholarship(s): Scholarships available for colleges and university within Virginia. Mr. Higginbotham (1935-2009) was a respected Kiwanian for more than 25 years, recognized for his contributions to the Alexandria community and the Alexandria Kiwanis Club and distinguishing himself as the Club Treasurer for many years. In his professional life, he was the City of Alexandria’s health inspector.
• Carne-Pattie-Bribiesca Scholarship(s): Scholarships available for any college or university. Endowed by the following: William Carne (1920-1992), a distinguished Kiwanian and Club Secretary of more than 24 years, an employee of the Alexandria Gazette, a veteran of WW II, and an announcer of basketball games for the Alexandria high schools; Edward Pattie (1914-1988), a manager of the Old Town Safeway; and Roberto Bribiesca (1909-1984), a long-time Alexandria businessman, who operated the King Street Camera Shop.
Visit AlexandriaKiwanis.org for more information about the club, the scholarship program, and how you can support Kiwanis through sponsorship or membership.