The Peter J. Burke, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2014 in loving memory of Peter Burke for LEAP Academy University Charter School graduates to attend college. The Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding LEAP Academy graduates, giving Camden City students the opportunity to pursue their college education. The Scholarship is awarded annually to eligible LEAP graduates based on academic merit and financial need. Recipients who remain in good academic standing may renew the scholarship for up to three additional years (four years if they are enrolled in a five-year program). This scholarship supports a number of exceptional LEAP Academy alumni attending four-year universities in New Jersey and across the country. Peter J. Burke, Jr. worked diligently to create educational and economic opportunities for the children of LEAP Academy. An accomplished businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Burke devoted a large portion of his professional career to community and public service. He was treasurer for the LEAP Academy Board of Trustees for many years and played an important role in LEAP’s successful expansion to a K-12 charter school. Peter Burke was a champion of LEAP Academy students and their academic aspirations.