Academic and Fellowship Scholarships

The Scholarships and Awards Program of the Rotary Club of Peekskill has as its primary objectives recognizing the achievements of students graduating from Hendrick Hudson, Peekskill and Walter Panas High Schools; and encouraging higher education for young people in the Peekskill and Cortlandt area. The club’s scholarships and awards support study in a wide range of post-high school study in 4-year, 2-year and vocational programs. Distinctive to the Rotary program is the focus on service to community, school and family among criteria for selection, in addition to academic achievement. This criterion is founded on Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.

Each year the Peekskill Rotary Club recognizes exceptional graduating seniors from Hendrick Hudson, Peekskill and Walter Panas High Schools with Academic and Fellowship awards. Recipients are selected by high school counselors and club representatives.

Academic Award

The Academic Award of $500 goes to the highest academic achiever, the valedictorian, of each graduating class. Recipients selected by April 30, 2022.

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship Award of $500 is given to students not only with high academic achievement, but also demonstrated leadership among students. Perhaps they are the class president, run the school newspaper, are active in community outreach programs or Interact club membership, or have other distinguishing characteristics. Recipients selected by April 30, 2022.