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EMMAUS KIWANIS CLUB
2014 SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT INFORMATION
FOR ALL EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
 
The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus supports the youth of the East Penn School District through a variety of efforts that include the scholarships and grants described below. Kiwanis also sponsors the EHS Key Club and the LMMS Builder’s Club, and provides some financial support for other school activities including the Physical Fitness Team and the STEP program. This page tells you about the scholarship and grant programs, how they are awarded, and what you must do to apply for them. Further information can be obtained through the school’s guidance office, or from the Emmaus Kiwanis Club.

Active Key Club membership is a consideration for these scholarships but, with the exception of the Stoudt Scholarship, is not required. See the specific criteria for each scholarship under the descriptions below. Key Club or Builders Club membership is one consideration for students applying for leadership grants, but is not mandatory.

Also note that the Emmaus Kiwanis Club is under no obligation to make any award or grant if there are no qualified applicants meeting the specified criteria of that award or grant.  The Committee will not consider applications that are not in whole or in part illegible.
 
 
 
 
DONALD W. AND STELLA V.TRUMP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  
This Scholarship is established to honor the memory of former East Penn School District teacher Donald W. Trump and his wife, Stella. This award will be given to a graduating EHS senior who will major in Education, will be attending a Pennsylvania State Public University, and will be granted based on need and academic performance. Donald taught at Shoemaker Elementary School in Macungie. He retired after 38 years of teaching and enhancing the lives of legions of children. Donald and Stella were strong proponents of public education, and the criteria for this scholarship reflect their values. This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is funded by their family and friends. The award will be made directly to the school that the recipient will be attending, to offset freshman year tuition, room and board.! To apply for this award, submit the standard EHS Scholarship application form, academic information release form, and a 1 page typewritten essay that describes your financial need and why you are choosing to major in education.
 
 
 
 
WALTER C. STOUDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  
The Kiwanis Walter C. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at EHS who has been an active member of the EHS Key Club. The value of the scholarship is $2,000, awarded for the recipient's freshman year at college, and paid directly to that school. The three criteria for selection of the winner are (1) Service to EHS and to the community with particular emphasis on Key Club; (2) Scholastic achievement while in high school; and (3) Financial need. This award memorializes Walter C. Stoudt, the founding President of the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus in 1953. Walter was deeply grounded in his Moravian faith and applied those ideals in his service to the youth of East Penn and to the community as a whole. He exhibited strong leadership in the Emmaus community which led to the establishment of the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus. Walter had and displayed a deep interest in helping youth achieve their maximum potential and he initiated the scholarship that now bears his name.

To apply for this scholarship, submit the EHS standard Scholarship Request Form (including your email address) and Academic Information Release Form. Also submit a typewritten or printed essay that describes your Key Club history, your service to the school and to the community (highlighting any leadership roles you had), your future education plans, any other scholarships and grants that have been offered to you, and any extenuating circumstances that you believe should be considered.
 
 
 
DR. WARREN M. HAMSCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  
The Kiwanis Dr. Warren M. Hamscher Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at EHS who has demonstrated leadership in one or more EHS varsity sports programs, has maintained a high level of scholastic achievement, and demonstrates financial need. The award is a one-time payment of $1,250 paid directly to the college or school which the awardee will be attending.

This award is given to memorialize past Kiwanis President Dr. Warren M Hamscher who was an outstanding student-athlete excelling in baseball, football, and track while at EHS. When America entered WW II, the young Warren Hamscher joined the US Navy and became an Ace fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater of Operations. On returning to civilian life, Warren continued his education and obtained a DDS degree. He started a successful dental practice in Emmaus which he ran for many years. In 1953, he became a charter member of the newly forming Kiwanis Club of Emmaus. Dr. Hamscher had a deep interest in helping EHS students achieve their goals both academically and in sports. This scholarship memorializes his service and hopefully inspires young people to aspire to Dr. Hamscher’s ideals.

To apply for this scholarship, submit the EHS standard Scholarship Request Form (including your email address) and Academic Information Release Form available from the EHS Guidance Office. Also submit a typewritten or printed essay describing your varsity team athletic accomplishments at EHS, stressing your leadership roles. JV team activities may be included in your essay. Your essay should also identify your educational goals and any other scholarships or grants you have been offered. Finally, the essay should discuss how athletics has helped you develop and mature as a student.
 
 
 
LAWRENCE W. CARRAHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  
The Lawrence W. Carraher Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of EHS who has demonstrated leadership through outstanding performance in one or more EHS varsity sports programs, maintained a high level of scholastic achievement, and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is a one time award of $1,000 paid directly to the school which the awardee will attend.

This award is given to memorialize past Kiwanis President Lawrence W. Carraher, and is funded and chosen by the Carraher family. With family ties to the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, Larry had a deep interest in helping young people achieve life success through excellence in organized sports.and scholastic accomplishments. To apply for this scholarship, submit the EHS standard scholarship request form (including your email address) and academic information release available through the EHS Guidance Office. Also submit a typewritten or printed essay describing your varsity team athletic accomplishments at EHS. Highlight any leadership roles you had. JV activities may be included in your history. Also include in your essay a short description of how athletics has helped you develop and mature as a student and how iit has affected your goals in life.
 
 
 
EMMAUS KIWANIS SERVICE AWARD  
The Kiwanis Service Award is a one-time grant of $500 made directly to the selected graduating senior at EHS. The applicant must demonstrate an extensive service and leadership record in serving EHS and their community. Selection criteria are: (1) The applicant’s service record through school and community organizations (such as volunteer fire/ambulance companies, religious communities, the local hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) Active Key Club membership is desirable, but not mandatory. (2) Specific plans to continue their life’s development. This award typifies the basic Kiwanis mission of service to others. 

To apply for this award, submit the standard EHS scholarship request form (including your email address) and a typewritten or printed essay with a detailed account of your service through all organizations (both at EHS and outside of school). Also include a brief description of how you plan to continue your life’s development after graduation.
 
 
EMMAUS KIWANIS YOUTH LEADERSHIP GRANTS  
Emmaus Kiwanis Youth Leadership Grants are available in amounts of $50 to $100 to East Penn students who plan to attend an educational or leadership development programs such as Model UN, Presidential Classroom, People to People program, Congressional Page program, and the like. Generally awarded to middle school students and high school underclassmen, application is made by letter to the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus. These awards are given to help young students experience the possibilities of a wide range of life experiences.
 
 
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
To contact Bob Smith, Emmaus Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee Chairman, click here.