College scholarship opportunities from The Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg:
The Al Muter Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is for High School Seniors in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Scholarship Amount: $16,000 ($4000 per year for 4 years)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016
Requirements: Applicants must be residents of St. Petersburg while in High School. The recipient must show proof of employment while in college.
Procedure: Download, Print and Complete Application. Attach Transcripts and essay and deliver to:
Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg
Al Muter Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 12686
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
NOTE: All applications must be signed and accompanied by essay and official school transcripts.
The Jim Fischer - Skip Carr Scholarship
Since 2004, the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg has provided college scholarships to over 200 students.
Our Club has joined with the Pinellas Education Foundation and the St. Petersburg Mayor's Doorway Scholarship Program to provide free college tuition to deserving students. Students are selected during Grades 4-9 by the Pinellas Education Foundation based on financial need, good grades and attendance. If they maintain that status through graduation from High School, they will received free college tuition. Mentoring is also part of the Program.
The Jim Fischer Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 in honor of one of our most distinguished members. H. James Fischer passed away in 2004 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Mr. Fischer grew up and lived in St. Petersburg. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg Junior College, USF and Stetson Law School. Before going to Stetson, he taught physical education at Tyrone Middle School and was the middle school basketball coach of former USF Football Coach Jim Leavitt.
Mr. Fischer practiced law in St Petersburg from 1975 until his death. He was a past president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and our Kiwanis Club. He served as counsel for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and was involved with many others in the efforts to bring Major League Baseball and the NCAA Final Four to this area.
Mr. Fischer was a very active leader in our area. He touched many lives and was a best friend to many people. Those of us who were close to Jim organized the Scholarship Fund in order to perpetuate his legacy of community service.
Mr. Fischer's wife, Suzi, is mentoring our first Scholarship recipient. Mrs. Fischer is a retired Pinellas County teacher and administrator. She is an active member of our Committee.
Robert L. "Skip" Carr grew up and lived in St. Petersburg, graduating from Boca Ciega High School and attending St. Petersburg College. Skip was a leader in the local banking industry for 43 years. In 1998, he organized Cornerstone Community Bank where he served as President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He was an active civic leader serving as Board Member for PARC as well as the Salvation Army and Northside Christian School. He served in various positions as a member of the Starkey Road Baptist Church. He was an officer of our Kiwanis Club and was a very active member of this Scholarship Committee until his death.
Skip Carr and Jim Fischer were very good friends and very active leaders. They touched many lives and were best friends to many people. When Jim Fischer passed away, those of us who were close to him organized the Scholarship Fund in order to perpetuate his legacy of community service. And when Skip Carr died, those same individuals felt it was only appropriate to add his name to the fund to also perpetuate his legacy of service.