Fontana 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 Fontana Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Peekskill, Walter Panas and Hendrick Hudson High Schools. The award is given based on academics and musical talent, and requires the student to either major or minor in music while in college.

This is a scholarship established in honor of Dr. Joseph B. Fontana. Dr. Fontana was a dentist and violinist, was a member of the Rotary Club of Peekskill and Rotary District Governor. This scholarship has been offered by the Peekskill Rotary since 1993 and is given in his honor.

The recipient will receive one thousand dollars ($1,000).

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