Scholarship recipients are ready to change the world

Erin Cozad | Jul 22, 2020

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 these accomplished students continue their education in the next academic year with a scholarship.  

Key Club scholarships  

Arshdeep Dhanoa, Harry S. Himmel Scholarship  

Arshdeep DhanoaArshdeep Dhanoa recently graduated from Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, Arizona. He was a Key Club member for four years, serving as president during his senior year. In addition to Key Club, Arshdeep has been active in speech and debate and National Honors Society and has been a Punjabi folk dance instructor and performer for eight years. He is currently interning at Humabiologics, Inc., a regenerative medicine startup in Phoenix, Arizona. Arshdeep plans to major in biology with emphasis on genetics and cell and developmental biology. His long-term goal is to earn a medical degree and Ph.D. and become a physician scientist, creating treatments for diseases that plague developing countries. He will attend Dartmouth College.  

Lindsey Herrera, Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship
Lindsey Herrera
Lindsey Herrera is a recent graduate of Winchester Community High School in Winchester, Indiana. Her three years as a Key Club member included a one-year term as president. Lindsey’s peers describe her as a trailblazer: She earned valedictorian of her class and was active in her school and community. Lindsey was involved in National Honors Society, Student Council and numerous sports teams and served as president of Students Against Destructive Decisions. Lindsey currently works as a certified home health aide at an assisted living facility. She wants to pursue her passions for helping others, improving the lives of children and conquering language barriers between communities. She plans to earn a degree in nursing with a minor in Spanish to become a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric oncology. She will attend Ball State University.  

Circle K International Scholarships

Simran Dhoju, Harry S. Himmel Scholarship

scholarship Simran Dhoju studies aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama. As public relations chair of her university’s CKI chapter, Simran has a love for service. Her interest in math led her to work as a tutor at her university and at a rehabilitation center for children. In addition, Simran is a customer service assistant at Crimson Tide Hospitality, research assistant at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at The University of Alabama and a volunteer with Best Buddies and a school for the deaf. Simran plans to use her degree to accomplish her dream of becoming one of the first female aerospace engineers in Nepal. She wants to help the Nepal government expand courses in aerospace engineering. 

Wendy Yang, CKI Past Presidents

scholarship 2Wendy Yang is studying biology at New York University. She has served in NYU’s CKI chapter for two years, including terms as vice president and president. Wendy works as a student research associate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is interested in using patient-derived cells to model human disease and hopes to publish her work in a scientific journal this year. Her other activities have included teaching a painting class at a senior center and serving as president of NYU’s Asian-American Women’s Alliance, chair of NYU’s Model Nations and marketing manager at MDemocracy. Wendy plans to become a physician scientist with a focus on oncology. She hopes to use her degree to benefit cancer patients and optimize treatments through future research studies.  

Kathryn Kienholz, John E. Mayfield CKI Scholarship  

Kathryn KienholzKathryn Kienholz is studying health and human performance and Spanish at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. A former Key Club member, Kathryn served as president of her university’s CKI chapter. In addition to CKI, Kathryn is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, National Honor Society and numerous collegiate organizations related to her majors. Kathryn also studied in Colombia and Guatemala during college and worked part time in the athletic department and as a therapy aide at a local hospital. Kathryn plans to earn a doctorate degree in occupational therapy to realize her goal of being a pediatric occupational therapist.



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