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 special Academic and Fellowship Awards. Each award comes with a grant of $500.

Academic and Fellowship Award recipients are selected by each school’s Guidance Counselors and club representatives.

Academic Award

The Academic Award is given to the highest academic achiever, the valedictorian, of each graduating class. Recipients selected by May 20, 2024.

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship Award is given to a student at each school who not only had high academic achievement, but who also demonstrated leadership among students. The recipient might be class president, editor of the school newspaper, leader of community outreach programs or have other distinguishing characteristics. Recipients selected by May 20, 2024.