Bertoline Business Scholarship

2022 Nicholas & Carmella Bertoline Business 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.

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 30, 2022. The awards will be presented at a Rotary lunch meeting in June.