Bruce Bellom Law Enforcement 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 Bruce Bellom Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in memory of Westchester County Police Sergeant and Peekskill Rotarian Bruce Bellom. This scholarship is to provide financial support to students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections, or other criminal justice fields. This scholarship honors Bruce’s 34 year law enforcement career with the Westchester County Police Department. He took such pride in his work and was a true hero to so many. He taught us that public service is noble and necessary; that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values. He strongly believed that it was important to give back to the community.

This scholarship is designed to recognize students who demonstrate a similar passion for public service and who demonstrate academic potential, leadership, and financial need. Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded.

Applications are due by April 30, 2022.