Lapolla 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.

Established in 1983, the Raymond Lapolla Scholarship emphasizes the development of young people and is a lasting memorial to Rotarian Raymond Lapolla who epitomized the Rotary Motto, “Service Above Self.”

Eligibilty: Graduating seniors of Hendrick Hudson, Peekskill and Walter Panas High schools. The award must be used to further the student’s education at a college or university. While carrying no less than 12 credits per semester, the recipient must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Additionally, a college transcript MUST be forwarded to the Peekskill Rotary before the start of each fall term. Failure to provide a transcript will preclude the issuance of the $1,000 yearly award.

Selection Criteria: Academic standing, school participation, community involvement and financial need.

All applications must be received by 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 following the clicking the "Online Application" button below.

Online Application