Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
2017 Scholarships awarded
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Maya Ellis (NHHS)
Emily Johnson (HHS)

Salvation Army Bell-Ringing 2017
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On Saturday, December 16 ,2017, the Kiwanis Club descended upon Hendersonville...

Drawing For Kids
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Pat Robinson was the winner of the 2nd annual Drawing for Kids, and donated...

2017 Bunny Hop
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On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville held its third-annual...

2017 Law Enforcement Awards
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2017 Morris Kaplan Caring is Sharing Law Enforcement Award winners. Agencies...

The Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship Fund (originally the Kiwanis Loan and Scholarship Fund) was established in 1965. Since that date, this 501 (c) tax-exempt fund has provided scholarships to over 175 high-school students who wish to further their education at an accredited four-year college or university.

Named for the late Morris Kaplan, a community leader and devoted Kiwanian, the Morris Kaplan Scholarship Fund is fueled by an endowment started in 1980 at the Henderson County Community Foundation. Donations, Kiwanis fundraising projects and Dollars for Scholars collections at Kiwanis club meetings fund the endowment.

After years of awarding individual scholarships to cover a deserving student’s tuition cost for the first year of study at a college or university, the Morris Kaplan Scholarship Fund’s board is changing the allocation of scholarship funds to better assist students:

  • The $5,000 Morris Kaplan Four Year College/University Scholarship will be paid to a student’s university or college in annual payments over four years.
  • The $2,500 Community College/Technical or Certification Program scholarship will be paid in annual payments over two years.
  • The $1,000 Hugh Lockaby Scholarship will be paid to a deserving second-year student at Blue Ridge Community College.
  • The $250 award to one student at each public high school in Henderson County who meets the Best-All-Around Student criteria will continue to be granted at the end of a student’s senior year.

Applicants for a Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship are determined by a student’s academic prowess and financial need:

  • Applicants must provide requested information on academic achievement, school and community activities, leadership experience and financial status.
  •  Applicants must also provide a written essay on personal history and future plans, letters of recommendation and family-income information.
  • Application requirements and forms are available on-line by clicking here  Instructions on how to complete the online process can be downloaded by clicking here.