Aaron Manzer 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.

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 April 21, 2024.
Applications must be received no later than April 21, 2024. 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.