Belden Village Kiwanis Club goes the extra mile for kids’ education. We have created three different types of endowed educational scholarship opportunities. Each of these scholarship funds was developed to honor members of our club and their legacy of community service through Kiwanis.

Monsignor Joseph A. Krispinsky Scholarship

The Belden Village Kiwanis – Msgr. Krispinsky Scholarship fund was created in the honor of Monsignor Joe Krispinsky, a long-time active member of the Belden Village Kiwanis Club.

Scholarships are awarded each year to graduating high school seniors planning to attend college who have been an active member in one of our sponsored Key Clubs (Jackson, GlenOak, and Fairless).

The scholarship is managed by the Stark Community Foundation. Applications are available at and have an April 1 submission deadline each year.

Richard Lab Scholarship

The Belden Village Kiwanis Richard Lab Scholarship at Canton Central Catholic was created to honor Belden Village Kiwanian Richard (Dick) Lab. Dick is a 1967 Central Catholic graduate and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dick has served the Canton community through Kiwanis for over 30 years and has been President of the Belden Village Kiwanis club five times. Dick was awarded the Kiwanis International Walter Zeller Award in 2014 for this leadership on Project Eliminate – Kiwanis International’s project to eliminate maternal and neonatal (MNT) disease worldwide. The scholarship is managed by Canton Central Catholic.

Don & Dorothy Murray Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund at Malone University was created to honor a lifetime commitment of service with Kiwanis and to Malone University by both Don and Dorothy Murray.

Don and Dorothy have been members of Kiwanis for many years and served in many different leadership roles for Kiwanis International. Don was President of Canton Kiwanis, Division 17 Lt. Governor, Ohio District Governor, and a Kiwanis International Trustee. Dorothy was secretary at Canton Kiwanis and Division 17 Lt. Governor. Both Don and Dorothy are currently honorary members of Belden Village Kiwanis. Scholarships are awarded to Malone University students with a commitment to community service. The scholarship is managed by Malone University.

Are you ready to join us? Contact us or apply for Kiwanis club membership here.