Rotary is an international charitable organization comprised of professional and business leaders whose goals are humanitarian service, high ethical standards and the promotion of goodwill and peace around the world. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”.  
 
The Peabody Rotary Club has served the City of Peabody since it was officially chartered in 1920.  The Club awards 3 types of Scholarships – each with differing emphasis - to seniors in high school who are residents of Peabody:
 
1. The “Service Above Self” Scholarship, awarded to those who exemplify the Rotary Motto of “Service above Self”;
2. The “Technical” Scholarship, awarded to students pursuing a trade after graduation; and
3. The Sam Berns Scholarship, awarded to students who have overcome obstacles and otherwise exemplify the qualities Sam practiced daily.  
 
Scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 - $2,000. STUDENTS CAN ONLY APPLY FOR ONE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED.  
 
Eligibility Requirements
 
Applicant must be a Peabody Resident, and a graduating senior of an accredited public, private, parochial, vocational or charter high school. They must be accepted to an accredited institution of higher education or vocational training program. Among other factors considered, they must be able to demonstrate that they reach out to others through community service either locally, regionally or internationally.  We understand COVID-19 has impacted students in many different ways this school year, including limited “in-person” activities etc.  When completing this application, please consider your entire high school experience.  
 
Application Process
 
Applications can be found online at the Peabody Rotary Club web site: www.rotarypeabody.org
Applications are also available through the high school guidance department. 
 
Please fill out the entire application, including providing Official transcripts.  
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  • No applications will be considered after the due date.  
Interviews may be required for application finalists
 
Mail the completed application on or before April 1, 2022 to: Peabody Rotary Scholarship Fund, c/o Rob Lowell; P.O. Box 94 Peabody MA 01960