General Scholarships

Circle K International offers various scholarship opportunities from Florida Kiwanis, Florida Circle K International, Florida Circle K Alumni Association, and Kiwanis International.

Florida Circle K Alumni Association Scholarships: Deadline February 1st, 2021

Sophie Laval Scholarship

Background: Sophie Laval was an extremely active member of the Flagler College Circle K Club who died while traveling to the 1988 Circle K International Convention. Her legacy is forever exemplified due to her involvement with Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and that she educated Circle K members of the dangers of driving drunk. The Florida District Alumni Association awards a $1,000 scholarship in her memory to a deserving Circle K member who demonstrates both scholarship and contributes service to the community.

“Uncle” Don Knowles Scholarship

BackgroundAt the 2007 Florida Circle K District Convention, the “Uncle” Don Knowles scholarship was created in honor of one of the Florida District’s biggest supporters. A 22 year member of the  Sunshine City Kiwanis club in St. Petersburg, “Uncle” Don began his involvement with Circle K in 1985 at the USF St. Petersburg Kiwanis advisor. He was the first Assistant Administrator for the Florida District of CKI in 1989.

Throughout the years, “Uncle” Don has been honored with deserved awards such at the Florida District Circle of Service Award, the International Circle of Service Award as well as being inducted into the Florida CKI Hall of Fame in 1997. Most notably, CKI members in the district raised money and honored him with a Hixson Award. He became known to all as “Uncle” Don Knowles, which is quite appropriate. He has definitely lived up to his title as being an “Uncle” to each and every member of the Florida CKI. When starting his Kiwanis career, he immediately became involved in sponsored youth and he says that not a day goes by that he doesn’t do something with one of his sponsored youth clubs – and he LOVES it!

Completed applications should be sent to:

FLACKI Alumni Association at

or mailed to

FLACKI Alumni Association

2701 Salisbury Blvd

Winter Park, FL 32789

For more information regarding other scholarships please visit, the Kiwanis International website.