Aaron Manzer Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Peekskill Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, References, Personal Essay and Financial Need. The Foundation pays scholarship funds directly to the recipient. Scholarships are awarded annually. The Rotary Club of Peekskill Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.

The Aaron Manzer Leadership Scholarship Fund was established in 2017. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals that exemplify the sportsmanship and team spirit needed to be successful going forward and shows that he or she has earned honor through good character, hard work, and perseverance in his or her academics and the ongoing, daily interaction with fellow students. This scholarship will qualify for the applicant for Trade School as well as for 2 or 4 year college programs.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is based on academic performance and leadership potential. Scholarships are awarded annually provided funds are available.
  • Applicants must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum unweighted GPA of 85 or its equivalent average.
  • Applicants must be accepted as a full time student at a college, university or trade school for the upcoming academic semester. If scholarship money is awarded, this is the only program that will receive the funds on behalf of the applicant.
  • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Preference will be given to students who attended Peekskill High school, Walter Panas High school, Hendrick Hudson High School.
  • Applicants must complete and submit a Scholarship Application by May 6, 2021.
  • Applications are due April 30, 2022
  • Candidates may be asked for an interview by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicants are notified by their counselor if awarded a scholarship.