Bruce Bellom Law Enforcement 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 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 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.

Online Application