College Scholarships Sponsored by the Texas/Oklahoma District Foundation

In the Texas-Oklahoma District approximately 21,000 sponsored youth club members benefit from the financial support provided in training, development and scholarship programs for Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids.

Sophomore of the Year Award

Walter Hurst was a long time member of the Texas-Oklahoma Foundation Board and financial supporter of the Texas-Oklahoma Foundation. He proposed and lobbied the Texas-Oklahoma Board for three years to start a scholarship fund for sophomores.  Finally in 1979-80 they agreed to start the “Walter Hurst Sophomore of the Year Scholarship.”  In recent years, the program has normally been referred to as “Sophomore of the Year or SOTY.” The scholarship is awarded not based on academics, but on leadership qualities.  A goal is to seek out, recognize and develop leadership potential commencing with high school sophomores, and to encourage and prepare the next generation of civic and corporate leadership for America's future.

A second goal is to help sophomores gain experience and confidence in following written instructions when applying for scholarships.

A third goal is to educate people in the schools and communities about the Kiwanis organization. The number of scholarships awarded from year to year depends on the amount of money available from the Texas-Oklahoma Foundation.

Download the forms for this scholarship here
The filled out forms must be in to your school counselor by February 23, 2018.

Key Club Scholarship

Applying for Key Club scholarships, awarded by the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation, Inc., is relatively simple; however, guidelines and schedules must be strictly followed. Each year over one hundred students across Texas and Oklahoma will apply. We will judge from that list to choose an Interview list.  50-55 of those 100 plus applications will be selected for interview at the convention. The importance of submitting timely, complete, and clear applications, as cited below, is essential.

You must be a current member, in good standing, of Key Club, and a senior (graduating student) with proven GPA of 3.0 or above, based on a 4.0 system.  Evidence of scholastic standing in the form of aptitude scores (ACT or SAT preferred) are also required.

The Downloadable Forms for 2017-2018 school year:.
The forms will be at this address (about halway down).

CKI Scholarships

There are multiple scholarships available from the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation. All scholarships have a value of at least $1,000.  These are for members of Circle K clubs in the Texas-Oklahoma District.

The Downloadable Forms for the 2017-2018 school year:
The forms will be at this address (about halway down)..