Apply for Livonia Kiwanis scholarships before April 20


   The Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers is accepting applications for the Fernon Feenstra scholarship program until 5 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018.  The program awards 10-15, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors demonstrating a desire to better themselves through education and a passion to help others.


  The club expanded eligibility requirements this year to graduation seniors who meet one of these criteria: attend a Livonia or Clarenceville area high school (even if they live outside the district), or their primary residence is in Livonia, (including home-schooled students and those attending public/private schools outside Livonia.


  Applicants also must be enrolled full-time to begin Fall 2018 at an institution (university, community college, vocational training center, or other qualifying educational institution.) A 3.0 grade point average is recommended, but not required.


  Fernon Feenstra was one of the founding members of the Livonia Kiwanis Club in 1981. “It is our honor to name this scholarship program after someone so positive and philanthropic,” said Melissa Rubingh, Kiwanis President. “We hope that the award recipients will also enrich the lives of others in their communities for decades to come.”


  The scholarship application is available on the Kiwanis website at In addition to the application, students must submit a 500-word essay that describes their plans to make a difference in their community throughout their life, and ways they have already made a difference in their community. Students should submit their application, essay and letters of recommendation to the Livonia Kiwanis by Friday, April 20. They can be emailed to, or mailed and dropped off to:


Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers

Attn:  Scholarship Committee

c/o Livonia Chamber of Commerce

33300 Five Mile Road, Suite #212

Livonia, MI 48154


About Kiwanis: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to changing the world – one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers, was started in 1981. With more than 40 volunteer members, the Club conducts several fundraisers, service projects, and community events throughout the year to benefit children and their families.





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