Kiwanis Club of Alameda

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors at a dinner ceremony on May 1. The students chosen excelled in academics, community service and leadership. Above, surrounded by Kiwanians, the selected students hold certificates, left to right: Melanie Yip (Key Club Scholarship), Maryam Bahgat (Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship), Annina Jordan (Herb & Jeanne Justin Scholarship), Samantha Kim (John Hanson Scholarship) and Miles Abadia (Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship).

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors at a dinner held at the Elks Club. Kiwanis has several scholarships named for donors that are funded annually. The students were chosen based on academics, community service, leadership and financial need.


The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently awarded grants to 11 local nonprofits. The grant recipients included Alameda Boys & Girls Club for the “Keystone” Character and Leadership Program for high school aged youth; Alameda Education Foundation in support of Equipped 4 Success; Alameda Food Bank for their fresh milk program; Alameda Homeless Network in support of Midway Shelter; and the Alameda Music Project for their after school music program at Maya Lin Elementary. 


The Kiwanis Club of Alameda is now accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 10. Kiwanis grants are awarded to tax-exempt organizations that serve the Alameda community. The grants are not available to political organizations and must comply with applicable federal, state and local laws.

More information is available on the Kiwanis website, 


Island High School (IHS) received two Adopt-a-Classroom donation checks for $500 from the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. Adopt-a-Classroom is a program of the Alameda Education Foundation. Schools use the donations to the program are used to purchase critical resources and materials, update technology or fund field trips, assemblies or other learning impact programs. 


The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently announced the club is looking for chili chefs to compete in the 18th annual Alameda Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off set for Saturday, Jan. 28, at the “O” Club at Alameda Point.

Competitors will receive two complimentary tickets to the event, which include all-you-can-eat barbecue, entertainment and dancing. Competitor spots are limited. 


The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently announced that it has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to five high school students in Alameda. Kiwanis awarded the scholarships based on the students’ submitted applications, their community involvement, educational factors and financial need. Parents and teachers attended a luncheon held at the Elks Club to honor the recipients. 

Pictured above, Cheryl Saxton, Kiwanis president, far left, and Jim Franz, Kiwanis past president, far right, flank the scholarship recipients.