Circle K International offers numerous scholarships and awards for our members. From academic and leadership-based scholarships, to funding for clubs to do service projects to awards for individuals and clubs impacting their communities, CKI recognizes the contributions of our members and clubs throughout the world.
Thanks to generous donors whose dedication to Circle K International, the Kiwanis family and community service, Circle K International members have access to various scholarships. CKI scholarship applications are posted each year on November 1 and remain open through February 1. Learn more and apply for a Circle K International scholarship here.
Each year at the Circle K International Convention, members are honored for their service and contributions to the organization and their communities. All clubs and members are eligible to apply.
The Circle K International has three different types of awards which applicants may apply for: Distinguished, Club and Individual Awards. Distinguished Awards are offered to members serving on Circle K International District Boards or International Committees. While there is often no formal recognition of District Board members on the District level, the International Awards Program gives an opportunity to recognize these incredible leaders. Distinguished Awards are as follows:
Club Awards allow clubs throughout Circle K International to showcase their work and be recognized for their outstanding efforts and projects. Clubs may be able to showcase their accomplishments through service projects, recruitment efforts, fundraising initiatives, or total achievement. Club Awards are as follows:
Individual Awards recognize members for their exemplary contribution to Circle K International. Individual Awards are as follows:
Circle K International has three awards dedicated to recognizing individuals who have made an impact on Circle K International. These are the highest honors given by the organization.
All individual recognition awards will now be submitted through an online form. Nominations must be submitted by January 14, 2022.
The Circle of Service Award was created to annually recognize and honor an individual within Kiwanis International who has made the most outstanding contribution to all of Circle K International. Those individuals, who are neither salaried Kiwanis officials nor Circle K members, shall be eligible to receive this award. Individuals may not be recognized with this award more than once. Nominations are submitted prior to the international convention and voted on by the Circle K International Board. If in the determination of the CKI Board, no qualified nominees have been submitted, then the award shall not be given that year. If a qualified nominee is chosen, the award is presented at the international convention.
The Circle K International Outstanding Alumni Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Circle K Alumnus who has remained committed to the realization of mankind’s potential after his/her years as a Circle K member.
The Circle K International Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual whose efforts on behalf of others have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world. Any individual who has had a positive impact on humanity is eligible to receive this award.