Mo-Ark District Scholarship

Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship

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    The Earl Collins Foundation

    The Earl Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1960 to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Earl A. Collins, an educator, past Kiwanis governor and first salaried Kiwanis District secretary and editor of the KIWANIGRAM.

    He was a 15-year faculty member of Central Missouri State College and afterwards was on the Southeast Missouri State faculty for 20 years. As a Kiwanian, he was a charter member of the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club and was Mo-Ark District if Kiwanis Governor in 1952. He served as Mo-Ark District of Kiwanis Secretary from 1956 until his death in 1960.

    In 1984,in order to further honor Dr. Collins, the Earl Collins Scholarship Fund was incorporated into a Foundation and its purpose was expanded.

    Earl Collins Foundation Purpose

    The purpose of the Earl Collins Foundation is to secure funds through donations, bequests, or other suitable means and to invest these funds, the income from which will be used in supporting objects that cannot feasibly be funded by an individual club. These objects include Kiwanis-sponsored youth organizations and other youth services.

    The oldest Kiwanis-sponsored youth program is the Key Club. Key Club, with 250,000 members is organized on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada.

    Foundation Scholarships

    The income earned from the endowment fund isused to provide college scholarships to Missouri and Arkansas graduating high school seniors who plan to attend schools of higher education. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 have been awarded each year to a qualified student in each of the 25 divisions of the Missouri-Arkansas District.

    To apply for the scholarship, you will need to complete the application and follow the instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may result in your application being disqualified.