The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club has announced they are now accepting applications for the Pat Cline Scholarships.  Each year the Kiwanis award a $1,000 service scholarship to one graduating senior from each of the three Montgomery County High Schools.

Pat Cline, journalist, editor, and Viet Nam war correspondent from Crawfordsville, Indiana, was the winner of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Sagamore of the Wabash, and Paul Harris Fellow.  Her varied community service participation and leadership included the Visitors Bureau, Order of Eastern Star, Woodland Heights Christian Church, Montgomery County Cultural Foundation, Montgomery County Historical Society, Indiana Women's Press Club, Friends of the Library, and the Strawberry Festival.  Admired for her service and high standards of integrity as a journalist and a person, she is honored by the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club by the annual donation of the Pat Cline Service Scholarships.  

The Crawfordville Kiwanis Club will award a $1,000 service scholarship to one graduating senior from each of the three Montgomery County highs schools--Crawfordsville, Southmont, and North Montgomery--who exemplify the Kiwanis ideal of service to the community.  Awards will be made at each school's honor night.  Each winner will be expected to attend a future Kiwanis meeting to speak briefly about the winner's service activities. 

To be considered for the Pat Cline Service Scholarship, a graduating senior must meet the following criteria:

  • Show desire for further education
  • Be a graduate of Crawfordsville, Southmont or North Montgomery High School in 2016
  • Demonstrate participation in school and community activities
  • Demonstrate active volunteer service to the community.Special consideration will be given to the applicant's activities in leadership and planning in community service.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an adult who is familiar with your service activities.

Applications are available from the high school counselors and the deadline for applying is April 1, 2016.  All applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2016 and should be mailed to Elizabeth Justice, 506 E. Market Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  If you have any questions regarding the application, you may contact Elizabeth Justice at 765-364-1111.

For almost 100 years, Crawfordsville Kiwanis has worked for the betterment of this community. With the motto of “Serving the Children of the World” the local club is part of an extensive network comprised of over 600,000 members in 80 nations. Kiwanis members serve children and youth in two ways. First, they attempt to improve the quality of life directly through activities promoting health and education.  Second they encourage leadership and service among the youth.

The Crawfordsville Kiwanis club meets every Thursday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Donnelly Room at Crawfordsville District Public Library. Participation in Kiwanis provides its members with an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in their community.