The Trinidad Civic Club has been awarding the academic Carmen and James Kidder Annual Scholarship since 1977.  In 2015, the Club also began offering the Trade School Scholarship, now known as the Job Training Scholarship. This year these two $2,000 scholarships are funded by community and member donors, as well as the Dessert Cafe' bake sale at the annual Fisherman's Feast.


February 1st to March 29th

Applications MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than March 29, 2024

2024 Academic Scholarship App.pdf
2024 Job Training Scholarship Application.pdf

2023 Scholarship awards 

Rebecca Dorene Barnett and Giovani (Gino) Dolan Gonzalez are the 2023 winners of

Academic Scholarships from the Carmen and James Kidder Scholarship Endowment.

Rebecca and Gino each received a $1,000 award, with an additional $1,000 from an

anonymous donor generously matching the scholarship amount.

Rebecca was a resident of McKinleyville and a senior at McKinleyville High School. She is attending the University of California at Berkeley and plans to focus on business and marketing.

Gino was a resident of McKinleyville and a senior at McKinleyville High School. He is attending the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in psychology. His goal is to become a psychiatrist.

2022 Scholarship awards 

Trade School Scholarship recipient Eliana Horowitz is a resident of Trinidad and a senior at Eureka High School. She’ll be attending College of the Redwoods in the fall with a focus on healthcare. She plans to become a certified medical assistant with the long-term goal of one day becoming a nurse. 

Academic Scholarship recipient Jude Ortega is a McKinleyville resident and senior at Arcata High School. Jude will be attending Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in Management Information Systems.  

Contributions from members of the Trinidad Civic Club and the community make this scholarship fund possible.  Members of the Scholarship Committee are continually impressed by the hard work, dedication and formidable accomplishments of our local students.

James & Carmen Kidder