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Katie Vashon ICON Scholarship

Contest Description

This scholarship was created in memory of Katie Vashon, 2001-02 Governor and 2000-01 Division 3 Lieutenant Governor of the New England District of Key Club International. Katie grew up in Hermon, ME and attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. In each of her communities, through various leadership and service activities, Katie was selfless in her devotion to others. Katie believed in the mission and works of Key Club International, and she was passionate about the organization and her connection with the Kiwanis Family. Katie attended many international conventions and found them to be valuable opportunities to develop leadership skills and to build community with fellow Key Club members. Additionally, Katie interned with Key Club International for the 2005 Convention in Atlanta, GA.

The Katie Vashon International Convention Scholarship will be awarded annually to a New England and Bermuda District Key Club member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and service to others.

Starting in 2024, this award is funded by the Kiwanis Foundation of New England. Up to two awards will be given out.

Key Club International Convention will take place July 9-14, 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

Contest Rules

  • This scholarship will be used to help offset the total cost of attending Key Club International Convention, held annually each summer. The scholarship is awarded in the form of a $500 discount off the District Tour price to travel to Key Club International Convention.

  • The scholarship recipient must travel to International Convention as a member of the New England and Bermuda District Tour. Not doing so will forfeit the scholarship.

  • Seniors who will have graduated high school before the International Convention are not eligible.

How to Apply:

  • This scholarship application comes in the form of a nomination from a Key Club Advisor.

  • We have set a new deadline of May 15 for our second round of nominations.

    • If a student registers Early Bird (by May 1), we will reimburse $500 off a credit card payment. If they choose to pay by check, they can hold off on paying until May 20 so that we can inform them about the scholarship before they pay.

    • If a student registers by June 1, we will give them a code to discount their registration.

Submission Options

Download the Entry Form, fill out the first section, and give it to a Key Club advisor to fill out the remainder. Your advisor should email the completed form to by March 15.

Due Date

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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