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Alexandria Kiwanis Awards $44,000 in Scholarships to 17 Local Students

The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria, VA, has provided scholarships to local high school students for decades. Congratulations to all the recipients!

Members of the T.C. Williams Key Club were more active than usual this spring because of the Covid crisis.
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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

Taylor Rankins

T.C. Williams:

Bouh Bouh

Natnael Belay

Sadie Finn

Noah Khan

Mahmoud Elarag

Savannah Keough

Ali Bingman

Mahnoor Khan

Matthew Cheung

Youssef el Boubou

Rebecca Walsh

Aiman Hamid

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 for more information about the club, the scholarship program, and how you can support Kiwanis through sponsorship or membership.

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