Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Dec 15, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Reno and Makyla from the Circle K and Sarah, Kelsie, Molly, Ryan, and Kaden from the Key Club.

Keith reminded us of the Builders' Club meeting tomorrow at 12:30 in Miss Tutty's room at the Middle School and the Key Club meeting at 11:56 in the Central High library. The butter braided bread came in, so everyone who ordered through the club had their bread distributed. Thanks for your support.

Shawn and Doug reminded everyone of the special Christmas party and lunch at Ingraham Environmental next week instead of our regular meeting.

Doug then introduced Kim Leighton of the Montana Pride Foundation to talk about scholarship opportunities. Kim apologized for being unable to join us in person, but was able to present to us over the internet.

The Pride Foundation provides grants and scholarships for organizations and individuals who are supporting or promoting LGBT causes or who are furthering LGBT rights. For every dollar raised for their funds in Montana, $6 is spent on scholarships for Montana students or grants for Montana organizations.

To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be a resident of Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, or Montana. To meet this residency qualification, you must have lived in the state during the last year for at least three months.

These scholarships are available regardless of a student's GPA, as these are not merit based scholarships. Instead, the applicant needs to show leadership and to show values aligned with those of the Pride Foundation. When applying, a student should use the name and gender they identify with.

To apply, you visit the Pride Foundation web site and review the scholarship application. An application will include some contact information and school information, but is primarily three essays. One is a personal statement, the second is about your leadership and how it applies to LGBT issues, and the third is your financial situation. It is encouraged that applicants brag in their personal statement and their leadership essay - remember, this is to show that the applicant is the best match for the scholarship. Some of the ideas an applicant may want to include in their essays are what it was like growing up in their community, a story about a character defining moment, or maybe an instance where their leadership skills helped LGBT individuals or causes. Remember, there are word limits to the essays, and it is important to comply, as what is delivered to the review committee is just cut off at the word limit. Because of this it is recommended that essays are written in a word processor where you can do a word count, and then pasted into the application form.

The deadline for 2016 scholarships is January 11, 2016. Future deadlines will be published on the Pride Foundation web site.

Kim Lieghton, Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pork Chop, Green Beans, Mashed Potato, and Pie
Event Updated
4:27 Wednesday, December 16, 2015