Each year the APBC is proud to give out eight scholarships to our graduating senior athletes. We celebrate the hard work and commitment and fortitude of all the athletes in our program. All scholarship recipients are chosen through a rigorous process designed and run by a school committee of faculty, independent of the Ardsley Panther Booster Club.
In addition, a special scholarship in memory of Harris Halperin has been created. Please see the HH Scholarship page for more information.
Thomas Lindgren worked for the Ardsley School District from 1956-1985. He served as a Physical Education Teacher in both Concord Road Elementary School and Ardsley Middle School before becoming the district Athletic Director in 1972. He retired from the Ardsley School district in 1985. The Ardsley School District won many league, section and state titles under his direction. Prior to working in Ardsley School District, Thomas attended Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College, both schools located in the Bronx. While at Cardinal Hayes, he became the first high school athlete EVER to run the 880 yard in under 2 minutes in indoor track. He continued his running career at Manhattan College where Tom was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams under Hall of Fame Coach George Eastman during the glory days of Manhattan Track and Field. He was a member of the 1954 track team that swept all three IC4A Championships, a feat that has never been matched. He was the Captain of the 1955 track team and anchored the Two Mile Relay Team, which clinched the Championship on February 27, 1955, only after driving his wife Pat to the hospital between heats, where his wife delivered their first child, Patrice Ann. Thomas was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame in 1997. Tom was also an advocate for female athletics. He believed that everyone deserved equal opportunities at earning a scholarship and being an active participant in sport teams at all levels. In his retirement he enjoyed watching all his grandkids play in numerous sports, many of which were played on Ardsley Fields.
Stephen P. O'Connell was the Principal of Ardsley High School. In 1999-2000 school year under his administration the school received the New York State School of Excellence and the National Blue Ribbon from the Ardsley Middle School.
Robert Wooten has been involved with the Ardsley Panther Booster club and the Ardsley sports community for many years. Rob is a former President of the APBC; a former president of the Ardsley Little League; he volunteered for ten years as a CCD teacher and CYO coach at the OLPH Parish; coached baseball, football and basketball for over fifteen years in Ardsley; was a proud recipient of the Ardsley PTA Jenkins Award; served as an Aide to the Grand Marshal for the Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Parade; and continues to serve as Chairman of the Village of Ardsley Cable Access Committee. He is an advocate of giving scholarships to kids who play sports, and has being giving out scholarships to Ardsley Athletes for years.