Kiwanis Club accepting applications for educational scholarships

Application deadline is April 12

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PORT ORCHARD — The Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard, which supports South Kitsap School District students with a yearly scholarship program, said it is now accepting applications for approximately $20,000 in educational scholarships.

The scholarship applications, due by April 12, are open to graduating seniors attending South Kitsap High School, Discovery Alternative High School or Explorer Academy. Students must submit their applications electronically on Washboard.org. Additional information is available from the South Kitsap High School Career Center.

The Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard is involved in projects and community service programs that assist children locally and worldwide, including a Kindergarten reading program; a reading program for third-grade students in South Kitsap schools that provides them the opportunity to visit the Kitsap Regional Library for a behind-the-scenes tour; the Bike Rodeo, a program that has provided free helmets and fittings to more than 2,000 toddlers and children; and the Builders Club, formed in 1999 at Cedar Heights Middle School for 15 to 20 students who give more than 200 hours of community service annually.

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