Meet the 2019 scholarship recipients

Jun 13, 2019

These Key Club and Circle K International members have the characteristics of success — leadership, commitment to service, creativity and passion. The Kiwanis Children's Fund is honored to help send these accomplished students to school next year with a scholarship. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

Key Club International Scholarships

Julia CoryeaJulia Coryea, Key Club Harry S. Himmel Scholarship

Julia Coryea recently graduated from Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire. She was a Key Club member for four years. During her year as club vice president, she worked with local restaurants to get food and drinks donated to her Key Club’s annual Make-A-Wish benefit dinner, which included more than 400 guests. Because of Julia’s efforts, her Key Club was able to donate US$12,000 to the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition to Key Club and numerous other commitments, she was a field hockey team captain, Best Buddies club treasurer and National Honors Society president. Julia also was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of New Hampshire. She will pursue a major in biomedical engineering.

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Edward Tran, Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship

Edward Tran is a recent graduate of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, California. During his four years in Key Club, he served as club president, treasurer and divisional executive assistant. Edward also worked with a local Kiwanis club to start K-Kids in the local elementary school. He is the founding president of Project CARE (Cambodia Aid & Relief Endeavor), a nonprofit organization that has served more than 1,000 impoverished Cambodian children. In addition, he is involved with School Site Council, Health Occupation Students of America, Student Senate, Red Cross, orchestra and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He will attend Stanford University to study bioengineering.


Circle K International Scholarships

Daniel Lang 2Daniel Lang, John E. Mayfield Scholarship

People describe Daniel Lang as enthusiastic, committed and compassionate. Daniel is studying strategic communications with a major in journalism and minors in English, Chinese and English literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a former Key Club member and CKI International Expansion Committee liaison, his approach to life is to serve others. Even though he commits much of his time to his education and the Kiwanis family, he finds time for other activities, including service as an Honors Ambassador. After completing his studies, Daniel plans to teach in Mongolia as a Peace Corps volunteer.


IMG_8206Maria Alejandra Landron, Circle K International Harry S. Himmel Scholarship

Maria Alejandra Landron is studying psychology and public relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a former member of Key Club International, she wanted to join Circle CKI, but her university did not have a club. Maria worked with school administrators and Kiwanis to charter a CKI club at the university. After her success as charter president, she was nominated to serve as her division’s lieutenant governor. In this role, she traveled the state mentoring clubs, giving workshops and working to improve the member experience. She wants to use her education to help nonprofits connect with their external publics and inspire others to serve.

Maria EncinosaMaria Encinosa, Circle K International Past Presidents’ Scholarship

Maria Encinosa is a student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She is double majoring in biomedical sciences and international relations and politics, with a minor in Spanish. As CKI club president and service project committee member, Maria has demonstrated her passion for helping others by volunteering at local medical centers and through the university’s honors college. Studying to become an OB/GYN, Maria hopes to serve in Spanish-speaking countries with Doctors Without Borders or Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership, with a focus on women’s health.