How to Apply for Scholarships

The Common Scholarship Application

The CRCF scholarship system will open on February 1 each year. Students will be able to apply for CRCF scholarships using the application portal system linked below. The following scholarship opportunities will be available for applications in the portal:

  • Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Universal Application (Common Application, which includes most CRCF-managed scholarships)
  • Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship Application
  • Sondra J. Fox Scholarship
  • Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship
  • Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship
  • Maureen Curry Inspiration Scholarship
  • Southern Tier Military Scholarship

Continuing students and CRCF committee members can access the scholarship portal here as well. 


Review your eligibility for all scholarships

Click Here to access a downloadable table of all available scholarships that you can sort to find information about each scholarship quickly and easily.

Important Dates

For students applying this year:

  • Students with open applications are encouraged to check email regularly for updates.
  • March 20- All documents are due before the portal closes
  • By May 30 - Students will be notified by CRCF if they are receiving scholarships. Scholarship info will be sent to students' respective schools to be announced at award or graduation ceremonies.
  • July 6 – Acceptance form and necessary documents are due

For multi-year scholarship recipients:

  • July 6 – Students must submit transcripts and acceptance forms

For high school juniors:

  • Check back at the beginning of your senior year to apply!

How to apply:

  • Review all CRCF Scholarship Funds to determine eligibilty.
  • Create an account in the scholarship portal and start your application.