Kind World Foundation Scholarship

Application Available: November 1
Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2008 by the Kind World Foundation. The Kind World Foundation is a private family foundation originally established by Norman W. Waitt, Jr. as a means of sharing his business success with others. Norm grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School in 1972 and from Morningside in 1986. Prior to the establishment of Waitt Radio, Waitt Outdoor & Gold Circle Films, he and his brother, Ted, co-founded the computer company, Gateway 2000, Inc. in 1986. Although now headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Kind World Foundation is continuing its commitment and concern for the Siouxland community.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Siouxland graduating high school seniors in realizing their dreams of going to college to pursue a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from East High School, North High School, West High School, or Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa; Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, South Dakota; Elk-Point Jefferson High School in Elk Point, South Dakota; or South Sioux City Senior High School in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0).

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, community service, work history, financial need, special circumstances or hardships overcome, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Awards range from $2,500 to $40,000.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• First two pages of your parents’/guardians’ (or your) most current U.S. Income Tax Return (Form 1040)
• Essay
• Three (3) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript
• One headshot photo

This scholarship is a part of the SCF common application.  Click here to apply.