The Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg invests in the youth of our community in a number of ways. The funds collected through our Youth Investment Shares fundraisers fund College Scholarships and Grants to organizations that service the youth.
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: $12,000 ($3000 per year for 4 years)
Application Deadline: March 31st of each year.
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.
The Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg offers the following grant opportunities:
Youth Program Grant Application
NOTE: All applications must be signed and accompanied by official letterhead.