Programs Supported by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree

Kiwanis 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Through the generosity of the community, this year the Kiwanis Club of Carefree was able to award over $249,000 in scholarships to students, represented by four area high schools!

Below are the 23 Kiwanis Carefree Class of 2021 Scholarship and Merit Award recipients:

  • Art & Humanities Merit – (2)
  • Foreign Language Merit – (3)
  • Math & Science Merit – (1)
  • Athletic Merit – (3)
  • 2-Year Scholarship (1)
  • Jim Shaw Memorial Scholarship – (1)
  • Rockford Scholarship – (1)
  • 4-Year Scholarships – (11)
2021 Kiwanis Award Recipients and Committe

Scholarship And Merit Awards

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree has consistently focused on enriching the education of students in our community. The Club believes education is the foundation for building a successful future career. In 1986 the Club introduced its scholarship program as a way to enhance the educational opportunities available to high school seniors who reside within the boundaries of the Cave Creek Unified School District.

Scholarship recipients have demonstrated academic fortitude, a desire to pursue higher education, an interest in improving the community as well as financial need. Since the implementation of the scholarship program, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree has awarded over $1.3 million. The scholarship and merit awards have provided financial assistance to approximately 200 students. Schools our student recipients attend or have graduated from include: Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, University of Kansas, University of Utah, Yale University, Grand Canyon University, Paradise Valley Community College and Scottsdale Community College.

Other Projects We Support

In addition to the projects below, we also have sponsored Boy Scouts and many other small projects.  Kiwanis Club of Carefree also supports the Desert Foothills Key Club.

Many of our recent recipients are pictured on the walls of the store so that all can see what programs we sponsor.  If you have a special project that you think qualifies, please let us know. A Committee reviews and determines if your project qualifies.


Kiwanis STEAM Lab at Foothills Academy

Recently Kiwanis of Carefree donated $25,000 toward establishing a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Lab at Foothills Academy. (The sign is the handy work of Bertram Signs). [...]

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Little League Score Board

Kiwanis has always supported the Little League in past years to help them maintain their baseball field. In the past, the field has been named “Kiwanis Field” by the [...]

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Children’s Room at the YMCA

A new YMCA was built in 2009 in the North Valley. This new Phoenix location at Carefree Highway and 60th street was encouraged by the community. Kiwanis of Carefree wanted [...]

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Carefree Splash Pad

The City of Carefree invited Kiwanis to participate in their plans to build a new splash pad in the city garden area. Kiwanis agreed and plans were put in [...]

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Science Fairs in the Community

In 2005, new member Jim Walborn got together with several other “science minded” Kiwanis members and decided to start a Science Fair in the Cave Creek Unified School District. [...]