Bertoline Business Scholarship

2024 Nicholas & Carmella Bertoline Business Scholarship

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.

Titled the Carmella & Nicholas Bertoline Business Scholarship given by Vincent & Jo-Ann Bertoline DiPierro, the award is named after Jo-Ann’s parents, Nicholas and Carmella Bertoline who were co-founders, along with Nicholas’ father, Dominick Bertoline, of D. Bertoline & Sons, Inc. A Peekskill Rotarian since 1981, Vincent DiPierro received the club’s prestigious Paul Harris award in 1988.

The Rotary Club of Peekskill  wishes to announce that this business scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Peekskill High School, Walter Panas High School, and Hendrick Hudson High School.

Each $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students wishing to pursue a career in business.  The applicant must be planning to continue their education at an accredited college or university that has a business program, or is a business school.

Applicants for the scholarship are judged on their academic achievements, their commitment to a career in business and an essay citing reasons for pursuing such a career.

All applications must be received in good order including high school transcript, essay and extracurricular or work experience/resume by April 21, 2024. The awards will be presented at a Rotary lunch meeting in June.

They may be downloaded and sent by mail or email following the instructions on the application. Applications may also be submitted online by the clicking the "Online Application" button below.

Online Application