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Fund Name Description
A:Donor Advised
Laine Family Fund Established by Peter Laine, this fund supports various charitable causes.
Mahar Family Foundation Fund Established by Mrs. Franics (Roberta) Mahar Jr. and Francis Mahar Jr., the fund memorializes Francis Mahar Sr., Margaret Mahar, Daniel Mahar and Francis Mahar Jr.
Rose Pappas Foundation Fund This fund was established by Betty Pappas in memory of her sister in order to bring happiness into the lives of others, particularly the elderly and handicapped.
Stitt Family Fund Established by Jim and Carol Stitt, this fund supports various charitable causes.
B:Agency
Allegany Area Historical Association Fund Established by the Allegany Area Historical Association, this fund supports the mission and sustainability of the Allegany Historical Association.
Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Olean Community Theatre Endowment Fund Established by OCT board of directors, this fund supports the mission and services of Olean Community Theatre.
Challenger Learning Center Fund Established by the Challenger Learning Center board of directors, this fund supports the mission and sustainability of the center, which provides unique educational opportunities of the highest quality to area students.
Council on Addiction Recovery Services, Inc. Fund Established by the CAReS board of directors, this fund supports the agency's mission to provide substance abuse counseling and treatment of the highest level.
Genesis House of Olean Fund Established by the Genesis House board of directors, this fund supports the mission and services of Genesis House of Olean to assist homeless individuals and families.
Kay Pfeiffer Gerkin Endowment Fund Established by Pfeiffer Nature Center, this fund supports the nature center and its mission.
Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund Established by the Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors, this fund supports partial scholarships to Leadership Cattaraugus applicants.
Olean Business Development Corporation Fund Established by the group's board of directors, this fund supports the mission and services of the Olean Business Development Corporation.
Olean Food Pantry Fund Established by its board of directors, this fund supports the mission of the Olean Food Pantry.
Olean Meditation Center Fund This fund supports projects and ongoing maintenance of the Olean Meditation Center.
Otto-Eldred Education Foundation Fund Fund Comments: The Otto-Eldred Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization established for charitable and educational purposes to receive and allocate resources that serve to promote and complement scholastic excellence by expanding learning opportunities, by maximizing student and staff potential, and by advancing the fine work already underway in the Otto-Eldred public schools.
Pleasant Valley Cemetery Fund
Portville Free Library Endowed Fund Established by the library's board of directors, this fund supports the programs and mission of the Portville Free Library.
SPCA in Cattaraugus County Established by the SPCA in Cattaraugus County, this fund supports the organization's mission to save the lives of and provide adoption services for homeless and neglected animals.
Tri-County Arts Council Agency Endowment Fund This fund provides support to the Cattaraugus County Arts Council and its mission and supports the current and future administration and programming of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council and the region it serves.
United Way of Cattaraugus County Inc. Fund Established by the agency's board of directors, this fund supports the United Way and its mission.
D:Donor Designated
Allegany Public Library Memorial Association Fund This fund supports the mission of the Allegany Public Library and its programs.
Barby Ried Social Fund This fund, established in memory of Barby Ried by her family, provides grants to SubCon, a division of the ReHabilitation Center Inc., for holiday, social and entertainment activities to enhance SubCon clients' working experience.
Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Gift Tree Fund Established by Carroll and Dolores Anstaett, this fund supports the Gift Tree program (administered by Interfaith Caregivers) which assists the less fortunate by providing holiday gifts to them at Christmas.
Carroll Anstaett Olean Little League Fund "Mr. Baseball" Carroll Anstaett established this fund to make annual grants supporting Olean Little League and its young athletes.
Doris Reisner Endowment Fund Established by Doris Reisner, this fund provides annual grants to 10 local and national charities.
Golf "Fore" Heroes Fund The purpose of this fund is to support the Wounded Warrior Project through an annual golf outing at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Jim & Gail Olson Mercy Flight Fund Established by Gail Olson, this fund supports Mercy Flight WNY, a not-for-profit provider of emergency air-medical transport and supporting services.
Kay & Oliver Williams/Rushford Endowment Fund Established by Oliver Williams, this fund provides annual grants to eight charities in the Rushford area.
Kothari Family Endowment Fund Established by Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari, this fund supports the Olean General Hospital and the Olean Food Pantry with annual grants and also funds two annual scholarships for students pursuing a health-care related degree, one available to Allegany-Limestone High School students and one for students attending high school in Cattaraugus County or McKean County (PA).
Lewis & Doris Reisner Endowment Fund Established by Doris Reisner in memory of her husband, Dr. Lewis C. Reisner, this fund supports Olean General Hospital.
Luella Potter Endowment Fund
Maureen Curry Olean Food Pantry Community Garden Fund
Mildred Milliman Fund Established by Mildred Milliman, annual grants benefit 34 national and local charities.
Paul and Betty Hanson Fund This fund,established by Paul and Elizabeth (Betty) Hanson, provides annual grants to four charitable organizations: Mercy Flight WNY, Town of Olean Fire Department, Olean General Hospital foundation, and the Olean Public Library.
Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Fund Established by their daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Hanson of Olean, this $500 award will be for a graduating senior from Ellicottville Central School who plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college and who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.
Paul and Mary Lou Wood Foundation Fund Established by Paul and Mary Lou Wood, this fund provides annual grants to St. Bonaventure University, the Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Olean General Hospital.
Redding Endowment Fund
Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund Established in his memory by his family, the Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund will provide annual grants to local organizations supporting research to cure juvenile diabetes, an illness Roger had dealt with since childhood.
Samuel Costa Endowment Fund Established by Samuel Cosa, this fund supports St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Smethport, PA; St. Raphael?s Roman Catholic Church, Eldred, PA; and Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, PA.
St. John's Church Endowment Fund Established by parishioners of St. John's Church, this fund supports the church's projects.
St. Mary of the Angels Future Fund Established by parishioners of St. Mary of the Angels Church, this fund supports the church?s projects.
The Rev. Leo J. Gallina Endowment Fund for St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church This fund supports St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Bradford, Pa., including support of parishioners in need and its community outreach to help others.
Walt and Ruth Reisner Endowment Fund Established by Ruth Reisner, this fund supports the OHS Walter L. Reisner Unsung Lineman Award as well as the Southern Tier Health Care System to train and educate EMS providers and Olean General Hospital for emergency medical services and/or obstetrics.
William D. and Catherine Griffin Fraser Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship, the William D. and Catherine Griffin Fraser Scholarship, and an annual grant to the Olean General Hospital Foundation, with the goal of perpetuating the legacy and mission of St. Francis Hospital and its administrative team, including Sister Mary Croghan, Sister Cindy Matthews, OSF, and Catherine Fraser, and, in keeping with the mission of St. Francis Hospital, to support programs, services or equipment at Olean General Hospital.
Yehl Family Endowment Established by Stephen Yehl, annual grant distributions are split between World Vision and Samaritan's Purse to aid needy people, including children, around the world who are suffering from hunger, homelessness, natural disaster, disease, abuse or the effects of war.
F:Field of Interst
Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women The Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW) exists to invest in the lives of women in our communities in order to promote sustained self-sufficiency. Its mission is supported by strong guiding principles, including: empowerment, community, good stewardship, equity, diversity and self-determination.
Allegany-Limestone Schools Foundation Fund, Academic Boosters Fund Established by Allegany-Limestone School District, this fund supports the school district's efforts to enhance and augment student experiences.
Allegany-Limestone Schools Foundation Fund, All Sports Boosters Fund Established by Allegany-Limestone School District, this fund supports the school district's efforts to enhance and augment student experiences.
Allegany-Limestone Schools Foundation Fund, General Fund Established by Allegany-Limestone School District, this fund supports the school district's efforts to enhance and augment student experiences.
Allegany-Limestone Schools Foundation Fund, Music Boosters Fund Established by Allegany-Limestone School District, this fund supports the school district's efforts to enhance and augment student experiences.
Allegany Nordic Fund Established by Allegany Nordic, a group of regional cross country skiing enthusiasts, this fund supports enhancement of cross-country skiing on the Art Roscoe Trails of the Allegany State Park.
Allegheny River Valley Trail Fund Supporting the upkeep and maintenence of the Allegheny River Valley Trail, this fund was established by citizens who spearheaded the construction of the trail and it was the first fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
Beautification Fund for Olean Community
Beth Todd Memorial Fund Established by Beth's husband, Greg Todd, this fund provides support to cancer patients in need with various services such as co-pays, transportation costs or prosthetics.
Caneadea Dam at Rushford Lake Fund This fund supports projects to preserve and protect the Caneadea Dam as well as promote public education and awareness of the structure at Rushford Lake.
Cattaraugus County Law Enforcement Project Lifesaver Fund Established by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department, this fund helps purchase monitoring equipment which will provide timely responses to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism and other related conditions in Cattaraugus County.
Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition Fund This fund supports suicide prevention initiatives and projects in Cattaraugus County.
CCSO K9 Fund Established through the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, this fund helps pay for equipment, publications and training related to crime prevention and law enforcement associated with the Cattaraugus County K9 Team.
Christmas in Allegany This fund was established by Allegany community members to provide grants to enhance the Village of Allegany during the holiday season with decorations and programming.
Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) Fund Established by the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) committee, this fund supports the mission of CAMP to preserve the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, New York, and urge restoration and reuse. Any funds raised and not disbursed to that purpose support the preservation of other historically relevant memorials.
Continental 1 Corridor Fund Established to support awareness and advocacy initiatives that will bring safe and faster travel to our region by completing a four-lane U.S. Route 219 infrastructure, in turn strengthening and sustaining communities in the Route 219 corridor by providing a more effective north-south trade route, promoting job creation and long-term economic viability.
Cuba Lake Area Young Sailors' Fund Established by the Cuba Lake Yacht Club, this fund helps support youth sailing instruction and the acquisition of materials, supplies and equipment needed for sailing.
Daniel "Tiger" Krick Junior Golf Program Fund
Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail Fund Established by citizens of the Ellicottville and Great Valley area, this fund supports the development of the Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail.
F. Donald Kenney Fund Established through the estate of F. Donald Kenney, this fund supports the Southern Tier Biennial juried art show, accompanying solo exhibits and professional and artistic development workshops and lectures.
Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament Fund Established by Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament committee members, this fund makes grants to local charities as determined by the committee.
Horse Resource Fund The purpose of this fund is to help people and horses in need while furthering Horse Resource's mission to act as a resource to improve equine welfare in Cattaraugus County.
Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund Established by Skip and Greta Wilday as a memorial to their daughter, this fund supports local charities that support youth development and education or programs for youth, with grants awarded on or around November 10, Kaleigh's birthday. The fund also supports the Kaleigh Wilday Scholar Athlete Award at Cuba-Rushford Central School for a deserving senior athlete who is a member of scholar-athlete teams during his/her senior year. In addition, an annual grant is given to Jamestown Community College for scholarship aid to a graduate of Cuba-Rushford High School.
Kallie's Krusade Fund Named in memory of Kallie Swan, who battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, this fund helps bring financial relief and support to families from Western New York and vicinity who are dealing with pediatric cancer or other childhood illnesses.
Kids and Cancer Endowment Fund Established by the Kids and Cancer Committee, this fund provides aid to patients, particularly children, with any form of cancer or other life-threatening illness.
Kids and Cancer Fund Established by the Kids and Cancer Committee, this fund provides aid to patients, particularly children, with any form of cancer or other life-threatening illness.
Meals on Wheels of Cattaraugus County Fund Established by the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging, this fund supports the Meals on Wheels and Friends of Aging programs of Cattaraugus County.
Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund Former members of the dissolved Mental Health Association of Cattaraugus County established this fund to financially support programs and activities that promote mental wellness in Cattaraugus County.
Olean 1854 FC Fund This fund supports the Olean 1854 FC amateur soccer club.
Olean City School District Foundation Fund Established by Olean City School District alumni, this fund provides support for programs in and through the Olean City School District.
Olean Parks Beautification Fund Established by Erick and Marianne Laine, this fund supports projects to beautify and enhance parks in the City of Olean. It most recently made possible an over $160,000 restoration of the 4th Street entrance to Oak Hill Park.
Olean Professional Firefighters Fireworks Fund
Olean Rotary Club Community Improvement Fund
Pink Pumpkin Project Endowed Fund Established by the Pink Pumpkin Project committee, this fund supports women and men in a 30-40 mile radius of the Olean area battling breast cancer during treatment through moral support and assists deserving and needy individuals with co-pays for medical treatment or related expenses such as travel to medical appointments, prosthetics or help with paying bills due to the burden of other medical costs.
Ross A. Peters Memorial Fund
Santa Claus Lane Fund Established by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, this fund supports the Santa Claus Lane program for the City of Olean.
Santa Sheriff Fund Established by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, this fund supports the purchase and distribution of holiday gifts for disadvantaged families in Cattaraugus County.
Southern Tier Military Support Group Fund This fund provides aid, such as care packages and financial aid for veteran services, to military personnel and their families through the operations of the Southern Tier Military Support Group.
Special Response Team Fund Established by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department, this fund helps provide equipment and training to support better public safety and crime prevention.
STAB It Foundation Fund Established by Tonya Previglian, this fund benefits organizations providing prevention programs and/or treatment of substance abuse.
The Pink Pumpkin Project Fund Established by the Pink Pumpkin Project committee, this fund supports women and men in a 30-40 mile radius of the Olean area battling breast cancer during treatment through moral support and assists deserving and needy individuals with co-pays for medical treatment or related expenses such as travel to medical appointments, prosthetics or help with paying bills due to the burden of other medical costs.
Veggie Wheels Fund This fund supports the Veggie Wheels' mission of providing fresh vegetables and nutritional education to low-income individuals in Cattaraugus County.
Visual Arts Alliance Endowment Fund
Wing Ski Club Endowment Fund
Woodland in the City Fund Established by Amy Sherburne, this fund supports the squirrel sculpture project in the City of Olean and in the future will support the Olean Historical and Preservation Society and plans for a children's museum.
O:Operating
Operating Endowed Fund This fund was set up upon vote of the Board of Directors on Nov. 18, 2011, to supply a revenue stream to the operating budget from this endowment on an annual basis. knb, 1/4/12
S:Scholarship
Albert A. Bennett Jr. Family Scholarship Established by Sue Bennett in memory of her husband, this award is for a graduating Otto-Eldred (PA) High School Senior pursuing a post-secondary degree at a 2- or 4-year college who demonstrates academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and strong educational/career goals.
Alyn J. Heim Music Scholarship Fund Established by Paul and Michele DeRitter in honor of Alyn J. Heim, this award is for graduating seniors pursuing a degree in vocal, instrumental or music education at a 2- or 4-year institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and/or top 5% of class. Preference given to students recommended by Cattaraugus County Music Teachers Association.
Anthony and Gayle Iacovino Legacy Scholarship Established in memory of Anthony Iacovino by his sons, this annual scholarship is for students at Olean High School, with a preference for a student who excels in the classroom and also is active in extracurricular activities and community service.
Arnold McHone Sr. Manufacturing Scholarship Established by Yvonne McHone in memory of her husband and founder of McHone Industries, Arnold McHone, this scholarship is for graduating seniors or graduates from any high school in Cattaraugus County pursuing a technical education at any post-secondary 1- or 2-year institution in any field related to manufacturing, such as machine technology and heavy equipment operation.
Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship Established by Ben and Rose Schwabenbauer, former long-time teachers in the Olean City School District, this fund awards three $1,000 awards for graduating seniors from either Olean High School, Otto-Eldred High School, Portville Central School or Bradford Area High School who will be attending a 4-year college with a preference for students majoring in elementary education, any education field or criminal justice or law enforcement-related field.
Bernadette E. "Bernie" Taylor Memorial Scholarship Established by the Taylor family of Cuba, this scholarship is in memory of "Bernie" Taylor, who taught chemistry at Bradford Area High School, then Allegany High School and Allegany-Limestone Central School for over 30 years.
Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship Fund
Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship This scholarship benefits students in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, in good academic standing, with a preference for those entering a business-related field of study. Two $500 awards are made each year.
Daniel McCarthy Scholarship Given through the generosity of the Catherine M. Cridler Trust and named in honor of Daniel McCarthy, one of the founders of Olean Business Institute, this scholarship is available to students pursuing undergraduate business studies. Award amount varies and awardees may reapply.
Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship Fund The Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship award is given to a Portville Central School senior/graduate planning to pursue his/her education at a four-year or two-year college in the medical/health care field. Recipients demonstrate academic success and financial need.
Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal Family Fund Established by Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal in memory of Dr. Naheed Hilal's parents, this scholarship is for seniors graduating from Allegany-Limestone High School, ranked in the top 25 percent of the class intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in the health care field or education.
Elodine Swarts Baxter and Lena Conrad Swarts Memorial Scholarship This scholarship established by Norman Baxter in memory of his mother and grandmother is available to graduating seniors from Hinsdale Central School as well as residents of Ischua, NY, regardless of the high school the students attends.
Eric Peters Memorial Scholarship Established in memory of Eric Peters, a former student at Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School who died June 4, 2010, this annual scholarship is for a graduating senior from Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School, with preference for a student who is also a member of the Little Valley United Methodist Church.
Ernst Family Scholarship Fund
Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Eva Taggerty by her daughter, Beth Taggerty, this fund provides an annual scholarship for graduating seniors of Portville Central School who plan to seek a two- or four-year degree in a construction industry-related career/technical field. Preference is given to female students, students who have attended BOCES or students who are planning to attend Alfred State College.
Frank A. Martin III Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Frank A. Martin III, a longtime teacher and coach at Allegany-Limestone Central School, This scholarship will be for a graduating Allegany-Limestone Central School senior planning to attend a 4- or 2-year college who participated in a women's sport.
Fred G. Grace Memorial Scholarship This scholarship established by friends and family of Fred Grace is for a senior from Allegany-Limestone High School who attended Allegany-Limestone for four years, lettered in a Varsity sport, and will be majoring in business, teacher education or a sports-related field.
Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship Established in memory of Gregory D. Spring, this scholarship is for a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone Central School, Portville Central School, Hinsdale Central School or Olean High School with a preference for a student who intends to pursue a degree or certification in a trade or technical program.
Hamburg Track Scholarship Fund This scholarship is for Hamburg High School track athletes who exhibit strong academic performance, athletic performance and character.
Hinsdale Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Established by the Hinsdale Alumni Association, this scholarship is for graduating seniors at Hinsdale Central School with an average of 80 percent or higher who demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and good character and have definite educational goals.
Jack and Muriel Fogarty Memorial Scholarship Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund and the DJH Foundation this is a $500 award for a senior graduating from Olean High School with a GPA of 80 or above, accepted to a four-year college. Students must demonstrate financial need and ability to balance academic standing with extracurricular activities and work and maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew.
Jamie's Fund Established in memory of Jamie Grzankowski by Robert Shane, this fund provides financial assistance to Holiday Valley snowsports instructors seeking to improve their skills through training events.
Jen DeLong Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund, established by the family of Jen DeLong in Jen's memory, provides a scholarship for a graduating senior from Franklinville Central School/Ten Broeck Academy.
JF20 Scholarship Fund The JF20 Scholarship Fund exists to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior from Olean High School who participated on a varsity sports team with preference for a football player. Academic success and financial need will also be taken into consideration.
JoAnn Wehmeyer English Scholarship Established by former students in memory of Mrs.Wehmeyer, who taught English at Olean High School for 42 years, this is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an Olean High School senior who intends to pursue a four-year degree, has excellent writing skills and has the potential to make a difference.
John Forrest Memorial Scholarship Established by Danae Forrest and family, this fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Cattaraugus County, NY, Allegany County, NY, or McKean County, PA who has participated in some type of athletic program as a teenager, and has exhibited good sportsmanship and dedication. Volunteering in his/her community will be considered a plus, but is not required.
John J. Murphy Family Scholarship Named in honor of John J. "Jack" Murphy, Olean native and former CEO and Chairman of Dresser Industries, this scholarship was established initially through a grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas and is continued with donations from generous donors. This is a $10,000 scholarship awarded over four years at $2,500 per year. Preference is given for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing, engineering or business, as well as those with family members employed by or retired from Dresser-Rand in Olean. Selection criteria includes scholastic achievement, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need.
Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship Established by Steven and Donna Teuscher in memory of their son, Jonathan, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate who has faced challenges while maintaining a positive attitude. For each year of continued education, $625 is given for a total of up to $2,500 over 4 years. One scholarship per year is available to a graduating senior from each of the following high schools: Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale Central, Olean High, Portville Central and Archbishop Walsh Academy.
Joseph and Cecily Higgins Scholarship Established by Joseph and Cecily Higgins, this fund supports a $2,500 scholarship for students who are graduating from Allegany-Limestone Central School or Archbishop Walsh and who intend to pursue a degree in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)-related majors and is renewable for up to 4 years.
Josephine S. Pepper Memorial Ag. Scholarship A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this scholarship is for students who have completed at least three units of agriculture, have been a FFA member for at least two years and have been accepted into an agricultural institution.
Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship Award This scholarship is named in memory of Kristen Nicole Hintz, who was a senior at Ellicottville Central School and at the top of her class when a tragic auto accident cut her life short in 2000. This fund provides one $1,000 scholarship or two $500 scholarships for a student(s) graduating from Ellicottville Central School.
Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship The Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from any high school in Cattaraugus County, or any high school within a 45-mile radius of Olean, NY, who will be attending a four-year college and who has had an immediate family member or guardian who has gone through cancer treatment.
Louis A. "Louie" Magnano Scholarship Fund
Louis W. Ensworth Charitable Foundation Trust Scholarship Fund for Allegany-Limestone Central School
Louis W. Ensworth Charitable Foundation Trust Scholarship Fund for Olean High School
Mark J. Prockton Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Mark J. Prockton, a former New York City School teacher, Hamburg High School alumnus and runner, by his brothers, Gregg and Mike Prockton, this $500 scholarship is for a graduating senior from Hamburg High School who has lettered in cross country and has the highest GPA.
Mary Elizabeth Smith Scholarship Established by the estate of Mary-Elizabeth Smith as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund, this award is available to a graduating Olean High School senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education.
Maryetta's Mission Scholarship Fund Established by Maryetta?s Mission c/o of the First Church of Good of Eldred, PA., this scholarship is awarded to students who are entering or currently in a post-secondary program for Christian-based ministerial studies including majors or fields of study such as theology, music liturgy, youth development, Christian administration, etc.
Maureen Curry Inspiration Scholarship
May C. Carroll Scholarship Established through the May C. Carroll Trust, this award is for a graduating senior who is a resident of the Village of Cattaraugus. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise, participation in extracurricular activities and community service.
Michele Krahe Peace O.H.S. Scholarship Established in Michele's memory by her parents, David and Irene Krahe, this $500 scholarship is awarded annually to an Olean High senior with preference for a student pursuing an accounting or business degree.
Mountain Sports Fund Established by Gary Talcott, this fund provides scholarship aid for amateur skiers to attend training camps and ski competitions.
Nancy Allen Scholarship
Nicolas G. Pendl Memorial Scholarship Established in memory of Nicolas Pendl, a 2013 graduate of Allegany-Limestone Central School, by Peter, Mary and Bethany Pendl; the Pendl and Potter families; the Allegany Engine Company; and friends of Nicolas, this scholarship is for a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone Central School in good academic standing who intends to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree in environmental science or other science-related field.
OHS Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund This fund was established by Duane A. Geuder, Olean High School class of 1961 alumnus, in honor of the members of Olean High School Class of 1961 and the fine teachers who provided the class their high school education, in particular Mr. Norm Utecht and Miss Mabel Wilson. This scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors or graduates from Olean High School, one female and one male, who have the top GPA in their math and science classes and who will be attending a four-year college/university in any major or field of study.
OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship Fund This scholarship was created by the OHS class of 1995 in the year of their 20th class reunion. This $500 scholarship is awarded with first preference for any applicant that is a child of a deceased member of the OHS Class of 1995. Second preference is for any applicant graduating from OHS in good academic standing that demonstrates major financial need is active in community service and extracurricular activities.
Otto-Eldred Alumni Scholarship Established by the Otto/Otto-Eldred Alumni Association, this scholarship is for seniors graduating from Otto-Eldred High School.
Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship Established through the Pat McGee Endowment, named in memory of the former late New York State Senator representing the 57th district, awards are given each year to students, traditional or nontraditional, in the 57th State Senate district (which includes much of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties) who are pursuing nursing degrees. Students must maintain at least a C average. Students previously receiving the award also can reapply.
Patricia "Ann" Heister English/Journalism Memorial Scholarship Established by Connie Race in memory of her friend and a long-time teacher at Ten Broeck Academy, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School who will be entering a four-year college or university, intending to major in English, journalism or related field or is recommended by English faculty.
Patricia McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Established by Michael Wittmeyer in memory of his nanny, Patricia McCarthy, this $500 award is available to Allegany-Limestone Central School and Olean High School graduating seniors accepted to either a 2- or 4-year college, in good academic standing. The preferred candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and have a strong record of service to others as well as extracurricular involvement. Demonstrated financial need is preferred but not required.
Patrick Shinners Memorial Scholarship
Paul and Betty Hanson Career/Technical Scholarship This scholarship, established by Paul and Betty Hanson, is awarded annually to one or two students graduating from Olean High School who are pursuing post-secondary career or technical education at a trade or technical school.
Paul and Mary Lou Wood Swim Scholarship Members of the men’s and women’s swim teams at St. Bonaventure University, with the award alternating between the men’s team and women’s team. The head men’s swim team coach and head women’s swim coach shall have the discretion in selecting the recipient each year depending on the rotation. CRCF will distribute the award amount to the St. Bonaventure athletic department. The recipient should have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award amount is $10,000 a year, with students eligible to retain the award for four years. The scholarship is given to enhance the scholarship awards available for SBU swimmers.
Portville College Scholarships Fund Established by Portville College Scholarships, awards from this fund are available to graduating seniors from Portville Central School who have volunteered for the school store or annual Portville College Scholarships phonathon fundraiser.
Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship Established by her daughter, Dr. Neda Ratanawangsa, to benefit Allegany-Limestone Central School students in grades 7-10 for enrichment programs during the school year or summer programs following completion of grades 7-10.
Russell F. Greenawalt and Elizabeth Page Greenawalt Scholarship
Signe H. Johnson Scholarship Established through the living trust of Signe H. Johnson, a former Portville and Olean high school teacher, this award is for a Portville Central School senior who demonstrates financial need with a preference for a student pursuing a degree in teaching or who has strong educational/career goals.
Signe, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma Johnson Scholarship Established through the living trust of Signe H. Johnson, a former Portville and Olean high school teacher, this award is for an Olean High School senior who demonstrates financial need with preference for a student pursuing a degree in teaching or who has strong educational/career goals. Signe and her sisters, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma, taught at Olean High School.
Southern Tier Military Support Group Scholarship Established by the Southern Tier Military Support Group through the Southern Tier Military Support Group Fund at the Foundation, this fund supports a $500 award available to area military veterans attending Jamestown Community College in Olean.
Thomas & Robert Smythe Scholarship Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund through the estate of Phyllis G. Cridler Family Trust, named in memory of Mrs. Cridler's sons, Thomas and Robert, this award is available to Olean High School graduating seniors pursuing a nursing degree.
Thomas W. Conklin Sr. Scholarship Fund This scholarship is an annual award in the amount of $1,000 given to a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone or Olean High School who plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The student must have maintained an overall grade point average of 85 or above during his or her high school career and exhibited high academic effort. The student must exhibit certain intangible qualities including: kindness to others, leadership, positive attitude, and sense of humor. The student must demonstrate past involvement in the community.
Two Joes Scholarship Fund This fund, named for two local community-minded businessmen, Joe DeRose and Joe Sgro, will support a scholarship for students in Cattaraugus County interested in pursuing technology-, marketing and communications- or business-related degrees.
Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship Named in memory of Tyler Bihler, who lost a courageous battle to cancer at the age of nine, this fund established by his family supports two annual scholarships to Olean High School graduating seniors who demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and character.
Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship The applicants must include in their goal statement their career plans and why he or she should be a recipient of this award. As part of the common application the applicants must also provide a list of all financial aid, scholarships, or awards being received. A law enforcement career is not a prerequisite for consideration of this award, but may be taken into account as a tie breaker. Two awards annually, one to a boy and one to a girl, with the amount split equally between each, based on the amount available according to the foundation endowed fund spending policy annually.
Wayne Krieger Memorial Scholarship Established in memory of sheriff's deputy Wayne Krieger by his family, this scholarship benefits Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES criminal justice students pursuing law enforcement degrees.
William H. Schwier Memorial Scholarship For students who plan to enter the teaching profession (specify field elementary education, history, math, etc.) 1 per year at $500 Payable at end of first semester upon submission of college transcript.
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Community Fund This unrestricted fund responds to and benefits the community's greatest needs. Past grants from the Community Fund to have supported community beautification efforts to improve parks and streetscape appearances, economic development initiatives to create a vibrant thriving downtown and programs promoting healthy eating options for low-income families.
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