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 vocational scholarship.  These two $1,000 scholarships are funded by community and member donors, as well as the Dessert Cafe' bake sale at the annual Trinidad Fish Festival.  This year, these scholarships will be matched by a donation from an anonymous benefactor for an award of $2,000 each.


February 1st to March 31st

Applications MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than March 31, 2023

Find complete application instructions on the forms below

2022 Scholarship awards 

The Trinidad Civic Club is pleased to announce Jude Ortega and Eliana Horowitz as the 2022 winners of Academic and Trade School Scholarships from the Carmen and James Kidder Scholarship Endowment. Jude and Eliana will each receive a $1,000 award, with an additional $1,000 from an anonymous donor generously matching the scholarship amount.

Trade School Scholarship recipient Eliana 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 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