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Alameda Kiwanis Foundation to Award $100,000 in Scholarships

Application deadline extended to April 24

To celebrate 100 years of service in Alameda, the Kiwanis Foundation is awarding $100,000 to graduating seniors at Alameda high schools. The scholarships are for tuition and related expenses for full-time students at accredited institutions, and are paid directly to the school. The deadline to apply has been extended from April 9 to April 24 to give more students the opportunity to apply, according to Denise Gasti, past president and current secretary of the Kiwanis Foundation.

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Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Will graduate in 2023 from any high school located in the City of Alameda.
  • Demonstrate a financial need and proof of filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application.
  • Be accepted to a vocational, trade school, college, or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability, character, integrity and leadership through participation in school and/or extracurricular activities.

Alameda Post - logo for Kiwanis Club of AmericaApplications, which may downloaded online, must be completed and signed, and must be accompanied by an official high school transcript (sealed), proof that FASFA or Dream Act application has been filed, a personal statement, and completed financial questionnaire. A letter of recommendation is suggested but not required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The following scholarships are available; the committee will decide which award is given based on the application:



  • Herb & Jeanne Justin Scholarship: Candidate will graduate from Encinal High School; must attend a University of California or California State University; must have a grade point average of at least 3.5; must exhibit a history of strong community service (100 hours).
  • Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship: Candidate must attend a University of California, California State University, or a California Community College.
  • Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship: Candidate must exhibit a strong background in community service and/or leadership.
  • John Hanson Scholarship: Candidate must exhibit a strong background in community service and/or leadership.
  • Kiwanis Legacy Scholarship: Candidate must exhibit a strong background in community service and/or leadership.
  • Key Club Scholarship: Candidate must currently be a member in good standing of either the Alameda High School or Encinal High School Key Club and exhibit a strong background in community service and leadership.
  • Asher Broughton Scholarship: Candidate must have a parent who is serving or has served in the U.S. military, or have a parent who is serving in emergency services, or the student plans to study and work in emergency services.

The Kiwanis Foundation recommends that students see their high school guidance counselor for more information and/or assistance. Information is also available at the Alameda Kiwanis website. For questions, email [email protected].

Awards will be announced in May.

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