Lapolla 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.

Established in 1983, the Raymond Lapolla Scholarship emphasizes the development of young people and is a lasting memorial to Rotarian Raymond Lapolla who epitomized the Rotary Motto, “Service Above Self.”

Lapolla Scholars receive $1,000 each year for a maximum of four years.

Graduating seniors from Peekskill, Hendrick Hudson and Walter Panas high schools are eligible for the scholarship. The award must be used to further the student’s education in a college or university. Selection is based on academic standing, school participation, community involvement and financial need. Information and scholarship applications are available each year from the guidance departments of each school.

All applications must be received by April 30, 2022.