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About the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award and Nomination Process


Thirty-two years ago, Abilis established the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award to recognize students who demonstrate a high level of sensitivity toward people with disabilities. 

Peter Bloomer was a student who received special education services in Greenwich. After he died, this award was created as a tribute to Peter and all those who helped him by honoring middle and senior high school students for their leadership, involvement and participation in activities with people with disabilities.

This is the 32nd year that Abilis will present the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award to students in our community. Over the years, we have presented more than $60,000 in scholarships and awards.

Below are the guidelines for the two awards – one for graduating middle school students and another for graduating high school students.  The guidelines include selection criteria and a description of the nomination and selection process. More than one award per age group may be given.

Nominations must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019.

Please direct any questions to Lisa Bria at (203) 531-1880 x 162.

Graduating Middle School Award Student Guidelines
Graduating High School Award Student Guidelines