The Kiwanis Club of Labelle presented scholarships to Labelle High School Seniors on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Beef O’Brady’s. A total of 21 graduating seniors were awarded scholarships totaling $15,000.
The scholarships are awarded to any graduating student at Labelle High School that completes the application and attends the interview process by the Foundation committee. The awards are based on GPA, application and essay, community service, interview, financial need and years of being a Key Club member.
The Labelle Kiwanis Foundation has awarded between $15,000 and $27,000 to Labelle High School Students since 2008 based on funds available from net sales at the Kiwanis Thrift Store and number of students applying and have distributed over $202,000.00 in monies to our graduating students and students continuing their education or adults starting their education since 2008.
The awards that are not collected by the seniors within four years of their award are disbursed to students that apply for our Adult Scholarship in the summer. Donations and purchases at the Labelle Kiwanis Thrift Store is vital as these funds are given back to this community and most of all to our local youth.