Funds


Agency Funds

Allegany Area Historical Association Fund - Supports the mission of the historical association to preserve the history of the Allegany area.

Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Pfeiffer Nature Center Fund - Supports the Pfeiffer Nature Center and its mission and programs.

Cattaraugus County Arts Council Agency Endowment 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.

Challenger Learning Center - Supports the mission and services of the center. Established by the Challenger Learning Center board of directors.

Council on Addiction Recovery Services Inc. - Supports the mission and services of the council. Established by the CAReS board of directors.

Genesis House of Olean Fund - Supports the mission and services of Genesis House of Olean to assist homeless individuals and families. Established by the Genesis House of Olean board of directors.

Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County - Supports the mission and services of the Mental Health Association. Established by the MHA board of directors.

Olean Business Development Corporation Fund - Supports the mission and services of Olean Business Development Corporation. Established by the group’s board of directors.

Olean Community Theatre Endowment Fund - Supports the mission and services of Olean Community Theatre. Established by OCT board of directors.

Olean Food Pantry Fund - Supports the Olean Food Pantry. Established by the Olean Food Pantry board of directors.

Olean Food Pantry Building Project Fund - Supports the Olean Food Pantry’s expansion project. Established by the Olean Food Pantry board of directors.

Olean Meditation Center Fund - Supports the purchase and maintenance of a meditation center in Olean, NY. Established by the Olean Meditation Center advisory group.

Kay Pfeiffer Gerkin Endowment Fund - Supports Pfeiffer Nature Center and its mission. Established by the nature center.

Pleasant Valley Cemetery Fund - Supports the mission of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association by funding items such as, but not limited to, grounds maintenance, equipment, beautification, enlarging and new development. Established by the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association board of directors.

SPCA in Cattaraugus County Fund - 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.

Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Scholarship Fund  - This agency fund is established to provide scholarship awards to Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School graduates attending post-secondary institutions in accordance with each subordinate fund’s criteria. Subordinate scholarship funds include, Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship, William H. Schwier Memorial Scholarship and Josephine S. Pepper Memorial Agriculture Scholarship.

United Way of Cattaraugus County Inc Fund - Supports United Way and its mission. Established by United Way of Cattaraugus County.


Donor Advised Funds

Mahar Family Foundation Fund - Supports various charitable causes. 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.

Laine Family Fund - Supports various charitable causes. Established by Peter Laine.

Olean City School District Foundation Fund - Provides support for programs in and through the Olean City School District. Established by Olean City School District alumni.

Rose Pappas Foundation Fund - Grants are made to or through various organizations to help those who are less fortunate. Established by Betty Pappas to honor the memory of her sister, Rose.

Stitt Family Fund - Supports various charitable causes. Established by Jim and Carol Stitt.


Donor Designated Funds

Allegany-Limestone Schools Foundation Fund - Supports Allegany-Limestone School District to enhance and augment student experiences.

Allegany Public Library Memorial Association Fund - This fund was established to support the Allegany Public Library and its programs. Established by the Allegany Public Library Memorial Association.

Carroll Anstaett Olean Little League Fund - Supports the Olean Little League. Established by Carroll Anstaett, who helped organize the league in 1952.

Samuel Costa Endowment Fund - Supports St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Smethport, PA; St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church, Eldred, PA; and Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, PA. Established by Samuel Costa.

Maureen Curry Olean Food Pantry Community Garden Fund - This fund supports the community garden managed by the Olean Food Pantry. Established by Maureen Curry.

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. Use of the grant each year will be decided jointly by William D. Fraser, fund advisor, and an OGH representative.

The Rev. Leo J. Gallina Endowment Fund for St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church - Supports St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Bradford, Pa., including support of parishioners in need, and its community outreach to help others.

Gator Fund - Promotes and enriches the learning and athletic experience for students in the Port Allegany School District, particularly Port Allegany High School, through the funding of worthwhile endeavors. Established by Donald Barnard.

Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Gift Tree Fund - Supports the Gift Tree program (administered by Interfaith Caregivers) which assists the less fortunate by providing holiday gifts to them at Christmas. Established by Carroll and Dolores Anstaett.

Golf “Fore” Heroes Fund - This fund supports the Wounded Warrior Project through an annual golf tournament at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford, PA. Golf “Fore” Heroes.

Paul and Betty Hanson Fund - Beginning in 2017, this fund will provide annual grants to four charitable organizations: Mercy Flight WNY, Town of Olean Fire Department, Olean General Hospital foundation, and the Olean Public Library. The fund was established by Paul and Elizabeth (Betty) Hanson.

Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Fund - Supports the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, Olean General Hospital Foundation for the Marie Lorenz Dialysis Center Fund and Olean Public Library and also funds an annual scholarship available to graduating seniors from Ellicottville Central School. Established by Paul and Elizabeth Hanson in memory of Mrs. Hanson’s parents.

Kothari Family Endowment 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). Established by Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari.

Mildred Milliman Fund -  Annual grants from this fund benefit 34 national and local charities, including Olean General Hospital. Established by Mildred Milliman.

Redding Endowment Fund - Annual grants from this fund benefit the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department and both East View Elementary and Hinsdale Central Schools, with the school grants to be used at the discretion of a third grade teacher at each respective school.

Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund - Established in memory of Roger S. Niemic of Charlotte, NC and a native of Erie, PA, this fund will provide grants annually to support the research and cure of juvenile diabetes through organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and/or local chapters of JDRF such as the Western Pennsylvania Chapter and the Greater Western North Carolinas Chapter. Roger had juvenile diabetes since childhood, but managed his illness and led a full, productive and happy life. He died March 27, 2017 at age 55 after a very brief illness. He was a brother to Karen Niemic Buchheit, Tim Niemic, Terri (Niemic) Warras and Doug Niemic and was the son of Stan Niemic and Pat Niemic.

Jim and Gail Olson Mercy Flight Fund - Grants support Mercy Flight WNY. Established by Gail Olson.

Luella Potter Endowment Fund - Supports the Southern Tier Catholic School System. Established by a group of parents of children attending STCS to honor teacher Luella Potter for her years of dedication and service as a teacher.

Barby Ried Social Fund - The fund is established to provide grants of  to SubCon, a division of the ReHabilitation Center Inc. for holiday/social/entertainment activities/events for SubCon clients to enhance their working experience. Established in memory of Barby Ried.

Doris Reisner Endowment Fund - Provides annual grants to 10 local and national charities. Established by Doris Reisner.

Lewis & Doris Reisner Endowment Fund - Supports Olean General Hospital. Established by Doris Reisner in memory of her husband, Dr. Lewis C. Reisner.

Walt & Ruth Reisner Endowment Fund - This fund supports an annual scholarship, Olean High School Walter L. Reisner Unsung Lineman Award, for an Olean High School football letter winner. The remaining distribution is split as follows: 75% to Olean General Hospital Foundation for Emergency Medical Services or Obstetrics and 25% to Southern Tier Health Care System. Established in memory of Walter Reisner.

St. John Church Endowment Fund - Supports the church’s projects. Established by parishioners of St. John’s Church.

St. Mary of the Angels Future Fund - Supports the church’s projects. Established by parishioners of St. Mary of the Angels Church.

Vergil Sutter Memorial Fund - Supports the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kay & Oliver Williams/Rushford Endowment Fund - Provides annual grants to eight charities in the Rushford area. Established by Oliver Williams.

Paul and Mary Lou Wood Foundation Fund - Provides annual grants to St. Bonaventure University, Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University, St. Mary of the Angels Church and Olean General Hospital. Established by Paul and Mary Lou Wood.

Yehl Family Endowment - Makes annual grants to World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse, organizations that aid the needy around the world suffering from hunger, homelessness, natural disasters, etc. Established by Stephen Yehl.


Field of Interest Funds

Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women - Promotes philanthropy by and for woman. The goal of the fund is to invest in the lives of women in our communities in order to promote self-sustained efficiency. Established by Melissa Jusianec.

Allegany Nordic Fund - Supports enhancement of cross-country skiing on the Art Roscoe Trails of the Allegany State Park. Established by Allegany Nordic, a group of regional cross country skiing enthusiasts.

Allegheny River Valley Trail Fund - Supports the Allegheny River Valley Trail. Established by citizens who spearheaded the construction of the trail, it was the first fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Beautification Fund for Olean Community - Supports projects to improve and enhance the beauty of the Olean area. Established by Mildred Milliman.

Caneadea Dam at Rushford Lake 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 Fund - Provides additional support to law enforcement personnel for training, equipment and other needs, especially for the SRT, and for community relations through activities such as the Santa Sheriff Program. Established by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department.

Cattaraugus County Law Enforcement Project Lifesaver Fund - Helps purchase monitoring equipment which will provide a timely response 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. Established by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department.

CCSO K9 Fund - To provide support for the Cattaraugus County K9 Team. The fund will be used to pay for equipment, publications and training related to crime prevention and law enforcement associated with the Cattaraugus County K9 Team.

Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition Fund - Supports suicide prevention initiatives and projects in Cattaraugus County. Established by the Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Christmas in Allegany - To provide grants to enhance the Village of Allegany during the holiday season with decorations and programming.

Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) Fund - Supports the mission of CAMP with any funds raised and not disbursed to that purpose to be used to support the preservation of other historically relevant memorials. Established by the CAMP committee.

Continental 1 Corridor Fund - Supports awareness and advocacy initiatives that will bring safe and faster travel by completing a four-lane U.S. Route 219 infrastructure, in turn strengthening and sustaining communities in the Route 219 corridor. Established by Continental 1.

Cuba Lake Area Young Sailors’ Fund - Helps fund instruction and the acquisition of materials, supplies and equipment needed for sailing. Established by the Cuba Lake Yacht Club.

Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail Fund - Supports the development of the Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail. Established by citizens of the Ellicottville and Great Valley area. For more information visit www.facebook.com/EVLtrail

First National/Manufacturers Hanover Historical Preservation Society - The First National/Manufacturers Hanover Historical Preservation Society was organized to promote and facilitate the preservation, restoration and re-use of the First National/Manufacturers Hanover building located in the Olean Historic District at 101 N. Union St. Olean, NY 14760. This fund shall be used until completion or developer possession of the building. Any remaining funds will be used for alternative City of Olean civic projects.

Paula Flint Fund for the Performing Arts - Supports the performing arts and the promotion of the performing arts. Established in memory of Paula Flint by her sister, Kathy Kinnaird.

Gus Mackey – Olean City School District Foundation - Supports the annual Gus Macker Tournament and fundraising activities. Fundraising proceeds are split between the Olean City School Foundation and the Olean High School Sports Boosters for projects funded by each.

Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament Fund - Grants benefit local charities as determined by the Higgins Memorial Committee. Established by Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament committee members. For more information, visit www.higginsmemorial.org

Horse Resource Fund - Provides financial assistance to those fostering horses in rescue situations. For more information on Horse Resource, visit www.horse-resource.org.

Jamie’s Fund - Provides financial assistance to Holiday Valley snowsports instructors seeking to improve their skills by attending Professional Snowsports Instructors of America training events. Established in memory of Jamie Grzankowski by Robert Shane.

Kallie’s Krusade Fund - Named in memory of Kallie Swan, who battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, this fund will help bring financial relief and support to families from Western New York and vicinity who are dealing with pediatric cancer or other childhood illnesses.

F. Donald Kenney Fund - Supports the Southern Tier Biennial juried art show, accompanying solo exhibits and professional and artistic development workshops and lectures. Established through the estate of F. Donald Kenney.

Kids and Cancer Benefit Fund - Provides aid to patients, particularly children, with any form of cancer or other life-threatening illness. Established by the Kids and Cancer Committee. For more information visit www.kidsandcancerbenefitrun.com or find them on Facebook.

Kids and Cancer Endowment Fund - Established by the Kids and Cancer Committee, this endowment will provide perpetual support to Kids and Cancer through the life of the endowment.

Daniel “Tiger” Krick Junior Golf Program Fund - Assists young golfers through scholarships to join the Bartlett Country Club for the summer to improve their game. Established anonymously.

Meals on Wheels/Friends of Aging Fund of Cattaraugus County - Supports the Meals on Wheels and Friends of Aging programs of Cattaraugus County. Established by the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging.

Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund - This fund supports programs and activities that promote and support mental wellness in Cattaraugus County in the spirit that was intended by Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County (MHACC). Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) organizations or programs operated by a licensed mental health practitioner or agency. Generally grants from this fund cannot be used for overhead or start-up. Grant applications will be accepted once per year, with the deadline of Oct. 1.

Using the above criteria, grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grant Allocations Committee which will recommend the awardee(s) each year, with input from special committee members named by the fund advisors.

Mountain Sports Fund - Provides scholarship aid for amateur skiers to attend training camps. Established by Gary Talcott.

John Muir Book Fund - Supports the maintenance and preservation of the John Muir book collection at the Portville Free Library. Established by community leaders in the Portville area.

Olean Parks Beautification Fund - Supports projects to beautify and enhance parks in the City of Olean. Established by Erick and Marianne Laine.

Olean Professional Firefighters Fireworks Fund - Supports the annual Fourth of July celebration fireworks and related events organized by City of Olean firefighters. Established by Local 1796, International Association of Firefighters. For more information visit www.oleanfireworks.org.

Olean Rotary Club Community Improvement Fund - Supports bringing historic “silent policeman” monument to Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park gazebo repairs and renovations. Established by the Olean Rotary Club.

Ross A. Peters Memorial Fund - Supports various charitable causes. The fund’s first grants will be made to the Make A Wish Foundation. Established in memory of Ross A. Peters by his family members.

The Pink Pumpkin Project Fund - Supports women and men in Olean area and surrounding community battling breast cancer during treatment through moral support as well as 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. www.thepinkpumpkinproject.org

The Pink Pumpkin Project Endowed Fund - Supports the mission of The Pink Project Fund. Grants from this endowment will be made to support causes at the request of The Pink Pumpkin Project committee including support services to breast cancer fighters and survivors including, but not limited to, support group sessions, stress relief programs, etc. Established by the Pink Pumpkin Project committee.

Otto-Eldred Education Foundation Fund - 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.

Santa Claus Lane Fund - Supports the Santa Claus Lane program for the City of Olean. Established by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.

Santa Sheriff Fund - Supports holiday gifts for disadvantaged families in Cattaraugus County. Gifts are purchased and distributed by the Sheriff’s department.

Southern Tier Military Support Group Fund - Provides aid to military personnel and their families through the operations of the Southern Tier Military Support Group.

Special Response Team Fund - Helps provide equipment and training for the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s department to support better public safety and crime prevention

STAB It Foundation Fund - Grants benefit organizations providing prevention programs and/or treatment of substance abuse. Established by Tonya Previglian.

Suicide Prevention Coalition Fund - Used to support suicide prevention initiatives and programs in Cattaraugus County.

Beth Todd Memorial Fund - Provides grants to support cancer patients in need with various services such as co-pays, transportation costs or prosthetics. Established by her husband, Greg Todd.

Veggie Wheels 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 - Supports the visual arts through various means including annual shows, open studios and tours, and art programs in the schools. Established anonymously.

Wing Ski Club Endowment Fund - Supports local amateur youth ski racing programs, primarily through the Holiday Valley Training Center. Established by the Wing Ski Club.

Woodland in the City Endowment 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. Established by Amy Sherburne.

Louis Zamperini Tribute Fund - Established by community members for the purchase and placement of a granite marker in honor of Olean-native, Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini.

Kaleigh Wilday Endowment 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. An annual grant is also given to Jamestown Community College for scholarship aid to a graduate of Cuba-Rushford High School. Established by Skip and Greta Wilday as a memorial to their daughter.


Unrestricted Funds

Anonymous II Fund - Provides grants to address the most urgent needs of the community. Established by an anonymous donor.

Community Fund - An unrestricted fund to benefit the community’s greatest needs including Foundation events and activities that support the Community Foundation’s mission. Established by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.


Scholarship Funds

Nancy Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is for a student graduating from Franklinville Central School/Ten Broeck Academy who is pursuing study or a career in the health care field. In their application materials the student should demonstrate hard work, have been active as a volunteer at school and/or in the community and exhibit qualities of care and compassion. Financial need may be considered. Established by the family of Nancy Allen, this scholarship memorializes Mrs. Allen, a graduate of TBA and University at Buffalo. Nancy was most well-known as being one of the first home health nurses in the Franklinville and Olean Area.

Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship Fund - This $250 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from any high school in Cattaraugus County, first preference, or any high school in the surrounding community, who will be attending a four-year college and who has had an immediate family member or guardian who has gone through cancer treatment. The student must be in good academic standing. Financial need is not a factor. The applicant must submit an essay of no more than 350 words explaining what the student learned from his/her family member or guardian who struggled with cancer and the impact it left on him/her and what advice the student would give to someone else who may face the same situation.

Elodine Swarts Baxter and Lena Conrad Swarts Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship (amount varies) is for a promising and deserving graduating senior from Hinsdale Central School or a resident of Ischua, NY, regardless of what high school the student attends. The student must demonstrate academic success, involvement in extracurricular activities and financial need. Established by Norman Baxter in memory of his mother, Elodine Swarts Baxter, and grandmother, Lena Conrad Swarts.

Albert A. Bennett Jr. Family Scholarship Fund - This award (amount varies) is for a graduating Otto-Eldred (PA) High School senior pursuing a post-secondary degree at a 2- or 4-year college. Students should demonstrate academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and strong educational/career goals. Established by Sue Bennett in memory of her husband.

Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship for two students each year, one male and one female, graduating from Olean High School with GPAs of 80 or above. Preference for students accepted to a four- or two-year college who demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and character. Established by Tyler Bihler’s family. The first scholarship was awarded  when Tyler’s class graduated in 2014.

Burt Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student each from Olean High, Allegany-Limestone Central, Hinsdale Central and Portville Central schools and based solely on a student’s financial need. Established by the Burt Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Olean in memory of Dr. Rudy Burt.

May C. Carroll Scholarship - This award (amount varies) 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. Financial need is not a factor. Established through the May C. Carroll Trust.

Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund - Two $500 scholarships each for students from Cattaraugus County and two $500 scholarships each for students from Chautauqua County planning to attend either a 2- or 4- year college, with preference for students who will be majoring in the business field. The student must also be in good academic standing. Financial need is not considered. Established by the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors.

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.

Jen DeLong Memorial Scholarship -This $1,000 scholarship, established in memory of Jen DeLong, will be for a graduating senior from Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School District who is pursuing a career in or demonstrates excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and music subject areas. Preference will be for a female graduate. Reference letters and a list of extracurricular activities should address the student’s academic excellence or participation in STEM subject areas and band and/or choral music. A short essay should describe the student’s academic and career goals.

Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship - A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this scholarship is awarded to two graduates annually, one male and one female, with strong career goals. Preference may be given to students pursuing a degree in a law enforcement-related field.

Louis W. Ensworth Charitable Foundation Trust Scholarship for Allegany-Limestone Central School - This scholarship, established by Louis Ensworth, a former educator and coach, benefits a deserving student participating in the girls' basketball program at Allegany-Limestone Central School. The initial award amount is $500 annually.

Louis W. Ensworth Charitable Foundation Trust Scholarship for Olean High School - This scholarship, established by Louis Ensworth, a former educator and coach, benefits a deserving student participating in the girls' basketball program at Olean High School. The initial award amount is $500 annually.             

Ernst Family Scholarship - This scholarship, established by members of the Ernst family in honor of Gerry and Dianne Ernst's 50th wedding anniversary, is for graduating seniors of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School District in good academic student planning to pursue a degree at any post-secondary  (1-, 2- or 4-year) college or career/technical school. Preference will be for a student pursuing study or a career in a math or science field. The preferred recipient also demonstrated success through effort and has been involved in two or more extracurricular activities and/or community service. Gerry and Diane both taught in the Franklinville Central School district for over 30 years.

Jack & Muriel Fogarty Memorial Scholarship - A $500 award for a senior graduating from Olean High School with a GPA of 80 or above, accepted to a four-year college. Must demonstrate financial need and ability to balance academic standing with extracurricular activities and work. Must maintain 2.5 GPA to renew. Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund and the DJH Foundation.

John Forrest Memorial Scholarship - This annual scholarship is for a graduating high school senior from Cattaraugus, Allegany or McKean (PA) county who has exhibited the following characteristics: participated in some type of athletic program as a teenager; has exhibited good sportsmanship and dedication; having volunteered in his/her community is a preference but is not required. Mr. Forrest’s family established this fund in his memory. Mr. Forrest was an avid golfer and supporter of junior golf in Western New York.

William D. and Catherine Griffin Fraser Scholarship - This scholarship, part of the William D. and Catherine Griffin Fraser Fund, has the following criteria: Preference for a graduating senior from Olean High School or Cuba-Rushford Central School, but other graduates from other high schools in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties will be considered; preference for a four-year college, but two-year is eligible; student must be in good academic standing; financial need will be considered; preference for a student interested in a career in the medical field or education, but other majors will be considered. The award amount will be $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. The amount and number of awards can be adjusted based on the amount available to grant each year.

Fred G. Grace Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for a senior from Allegany-Limestone High School who attended Allegany-Limestone for four years and will be majoring in business, teacher education or a sports-related field. Must be a varsity letter winner. Award amount varies.

Russell F. Greenawalt & Elizabeth Page Greenawalt Scholarship - This award covers the total of Cornell University tuition, room and board less any other scholarships received. Available to an Olean High School senior who demonstrates the strongest academic record of those accepted to Cornell. Renewable up to four years. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew. Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund through the estate of Russell F. Greenawalt. This award is named in honor of Mr. Greenawalt, a Cornell alumnus, and his wife, Elizabeth Page Greenawalt, who both attended Olean City Schools. His father, William C. Greenawalt was superintendent of Olean City School District for 20 years. Scholarship is not currently available as a student is currently in receipt of the award. The award will next be available again in 2022.

Hamburg Track Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is for Hamburg High School track athletes who exhibit strong academic performance, athletic performance and character.

Paul and Betty Hanson Career/Technical Scholarship - This scholarship 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. Academic merit and financial need are considered. Trade or technical programs could include, but are not limited to, drafting, welding, air conditioning and heating technology, autobody repair, automotive technology, CAD, building/trade construction, heavy equipment technology, masonry, manufacturing technology, office technology, medical office technology, culinary arts and cosmetology.

Alyn J. Heim Music Scholarship - The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to a deserving high school senior prospective music (vocal or instrumental or music education) major. Must be a graduating senior from a Cattaraugus County high school; preference for a student recommended through the Cattaraugus County Music Teachers Association program. Must have been accepted at a post-secondary institution (4-year college, 2-year college). Demonstrate academic success by have a grade point average of 3.0/90/B and/or must be in top 5 percent of high school class. Established by Paul DeRitter.

Patricia “Ann” Heister English/Journalism Memorial Scholarship - 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. The first preference will be for a student intending to major in English, journalism or a related field and who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher. The second preference is for a student with any major who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher. The student should demonstrate good academic standing. Financial need is considered.

Joseph and Cecily Higgins Scholarship Fund - This fund supports a scholarship for students  graduating from Allegany-Limestone Central School or Archbishop Walsh who intend to pursue a degree in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)-related majors Financial need may be considered. This scholarship shall be renewable for up to 4 years total. The student must submit an academic transcript at the end of the year and demonstrate at least a 2.5 GPA to reapply. The amount of the scholarship will be $2,500 per year, for up $10,000 total for 4 years. Established by Joseph and Cecily Higgins.

Hinsdale Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior at Hinsdale Central School. Applicants should have an average of 80 percent or higher, demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and good character, and have definite educational goals. Established by the Hinsdale Alumni Association.

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. She was a leader at the top of her class. She was a multi-sport athlete who always gave her best and persevered through difficult situations. Her kindness touched all she met. She had a way of making everyone feel welcomed. Kristen also was active in her church and volunteered in her community.

This fund provides one $1,000 scholarship or two $500 scholarships for a student(s) graduating from Ellicottville Central School depending on funds available and number/quality applicants.

Students applying for this scholarship must include an essay that describes and explains what characteristics and qualities he/she possesses that makes him/her deserving of this scholarship, including information that reflects the how he/she demonstrate kindness and perseverance, qualities for which Kristen was known. The essay should also describe any situation where he/she has overcome an obstacle or met a challenge in life and information about a time when he/she made an impact on someone’s life.

Anthony Iacovino American History Scholarship Fund - Originally established in memory of Anthony “Tony” Iacovino in 2015, a former long-time Olean High School educator and coach, by his sons. A passionate teacher and coach, for more than 30 years Tony inspired young people with lessons in American history in the classroom and led his teams to many victories on the basketball court and the baseball diamond.

In 2018, Mr. Iacovino’s wife, Gayle, an Olean native and graduate of Olean High School, passed away, and the fund was renamed to honor the couple’s shared dedication to supporting students in their educational goals. The two were married for 63 years. Gayle is remembered as an exceptional seamstress, a championship golfer and a wonderful and loving mother and wife.

This fund makes possible a $1,000 annual scholarship for a student 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. 

Mohammad and Sakeena Iqbal Health Care/Education Award - A $1,000 scholarship, or two scholarships of $500, for seniors graduating from Allegany-Limestone High School, ranked in the top 25 percent of the class, and intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the health care field or education. Funded by Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal Family Fund in memory of Dr. Naheed Hilal’s parents.

Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship - A $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. Established by their daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Hanson of Olean.

JF20 Scholarship - This scholarship provides an award to a graduating Olean High School senior who participated on a varsity sports team, with first preference for a letter winner in football. The recipient may be attending a 2- or 4-year college. Academic success and financial need will be considered. Julio Fuentes, a former Olean High School football star, established the scholarship.

Signe, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma Johnson Scholarship - A $1,000 award for an Olean High School senior who demonstrates financial need. Preference for a student pursuing a degree in teaching or who has strong educational/career goals. Established through the living trust of Signe H. Johnson, a former Portville and Olean high school teacher. Her sisters, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma, also taught at Olean High School.

Signe H. Johnson Scholarship - A $1,000 award for a Portville Central School senior who demonstrates financial need. Preference for a student pursuing a degree in teaching or who has strong educational/career goals. Established through the living trust of Signe H. Johnson, a former Portville and Olean high school teacher.

Kothari Family Fund Health Care Scholarship - Two $500 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) . Established by Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari as part of the Kothari Family Endowed Fund.

Deputy Wayne Krieger Scholarship and Carol Krieger Memorial Scholarship - One $1,000 award is available to a Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES criminal justice student from any of the three BOCES locations, pursuing a degree in law enforcement. One $1,200 award is available to a JCC Sheriff's Academy student from either Allegany or Cattaraugus county enrolled in the criminal justice academy. Established in memory of sheriff’s deputy Wayne Krieger by his family. The name of the scholarship was changed in 2019 to also honor Mr. Krieger's wife, Carol Krieger, who passed away January 10, 2019.

Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund - This scholarship, established by the Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors, provides covering the lesser part of 25% of program tuition, up to $400, to deserving applicants to participate in the Leadership Cattaraugus program. The number and amount of awards may vary based upon the strength of applicants and availability of funding. Applicants must live in and/or work in Cattaraugus County and be employed by a small (fewer than 100 employees) government entity, nonprofit or small business independently owned and operated in Cattaraugus County. Applicants will be judged by a criteria including, but not limited to the following:

Applicants will be judged by a criteria including, but not limited to the following:

  • Is an existing or emerging leader as demonstrated by (list is not all-inclusive):
    • Holds a leadership position in his/her organization or expects to move into a leadership position within his/her organization in the next six to 12 months.
  • Serves as a formal or informal leader in his/her community. Examples include:
    • Serving as an elected official.
    • Leadership in a civic or faith based activity outside of the workplace.
    • Coaching a sport.
    • Coordinating a community activity/fundraising effort, etc.
  • Has a vested interest in creating sustainable vibrant Cattaraugus County communities as demonstrated by (list is not all inclusive):
    • Volunteerism in the community
  • Engages in or expresses willingness to engage in community service activities (volunteerism, community campaigns, service on a board, etc.)

Click Here to apply for the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship

Louis “Louie” Magnano Scholarship - This scholarship is named in memory of Louis A. “Louie” Magnano, an Olean businessman and philanthropist who dedicated his life to building a better Olean. His business enterprises included Blue Bird Coach Lines and Park Centre Development. His community support is legendary and includes landmark contributions to Olean General Hospital, Olean Skateboard Park, the William O. Smith Recreation Center, St. Bonaventure University, Jamestown Community College, the Rehabilitation Center, and more. This scholarship is dedicated to his memory and legacy. Criteria and first award date TBA.

Frank A. Martin III Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship, $500 annually, is for a graduating Allegany-Limestone Central School senior planning to attend a 4- or 2-year college who participated in a women’s sport. Recipients must be in high academic standing (at least a 3.0 GPA) and demonstrate strong community service. Established in memory of Frank A. Martin III, a longtime teacher and coach at Allegany-Limestone Central School.

Maryetta’s Mission Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is  awarded to students who are entering or currently in a post-secondary program for Christian-based ministerial studies – this would include majors or fields of study such as including theology, music liturgy, youth development, Christian administration, etc.
Must be a resident of Western Pennsylvania or Western New York. Student must submit transcript from their first semester or fall semester of study and must have at least a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship will then be awarded for the second semester. The amount of the award varies. Established by Maryetta’s Mission c/o of the First Church of Good of Eldred, PA.

Daniel McCarthy Scholarship - Available to students pursuing undergraduate business studies. Award amount varies and awardees may reapply. 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.

Patricia McCarthy Memorial Scholarship - 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. Established by Michael Wittmeyer in memory of his nanny for 18 years, Patricia McCarthy.

Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship - Scholarships are awarded to graduates of Otto-Eldred (PA) High School, with a preference for students attending post-secondary institutions (can be 1-, 2- or 4-year institutions) in the career/technical fields. Students should be in good academic standing, be involved in extracurricular activities (sports, music, etc. and demonstrate financial need. The award amount will vary. Students receiving an award can re-apply. The scholarship is named in honor of Bob and Barbara McCord, both graduates of Otto (PA) High School. Bob served at 27 years in the U.S. air force and Barbara worked as a secretary at many of the bases Bob was stationed. Established through the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation, the scholarship carries on the McCord foundation’s goal of helping others achieve their educational goals.

Bob and Barbara McCord and Jack Karl Scholarship - Scholarships are available to veterans or their dependents, preferably residents/graduates of either OEHS or a school in Cattaraugus County. Students should be in good academic standing, be involved in extracurricular activities (sports, music, etc.) and demonstrate financial need. The award amount will vary. Students receiving an award can re-apply.

Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship - Two awards (amount varies) 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. Established through the Pat McGee Endowment, this fund is named in memory of the former late New York State Senator representing the 57th district.

Arnold McHone Sr. Manufacturing Scholarship - 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. Financial need will be considered. Established by Yvonne McHone in memory of her husband and founder of McHone Industries, Arnold McHone.

John J. Murphy Family Scholarship - A $10,000 scholarship awarded over four years at $2,500 per year. Preference will be given for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, engineering or business.  Selection criteria shall include scholastic achievement, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need.

First preference is given to graduating students from Olean, NY, area high schools which include Olean, Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale and Portville schools and Archbishop Walsh Academy. Second preference is given to high schools in the following communities – Cattaraugus County: Salamanca, Franklinville, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, West Valley, Randolph and Gowanda; Allegany County: Alfred-Almond, Belfast, Bolivar-Richburg, Cuba-Rushford, Friendship, Richburg, Scio and Wellsville; McKean County (PA): Otto-Eldred, Bradford, Port Allegany and Smethport; and Potter County (PA): Coudersport, Austin and Galeton. Preference also will be given to a student whose family members are employed by or have retired from Dresser-Rand in Olean, NY.

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.

Olean High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is restricted to graduating seniors of Olean High School attending a post-secondary institution -- can be a 1-, 2- or 4-year school. Financial need will be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the OHS Alumni Association scholarship committee.

OHS Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund - 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. If there is a tie in GPA, class rank determines the top student(s). No financial need requirement. Established by Duane A. Geuder, Olean High School class of 1961 alumnus, this fund also has been established  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.

OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship - 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 - A $1,000 scholarship for a senior graduating from Otto-Eldred High School who has a GPA of at least 2.75 and has been accepted to an accredited 2-year or 4-year school. Preference is given to a student attending a 2-year college, but is also open to those attending a 4-year program. Established by the Otto/Otto-Eldred Alumni Association.

Michele Krahe Peace Olean High School Scholarship - A $500 scholarship for an Olean High senior with preference for a student pursuing an accounting or business degree. Established in Michele’s memory by her parents, David and Irene Krahe.

Nicolas G. Pendl Memorial Scholarship - 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. 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.

Josephine S. Pepper Memorial Agriculture 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. Number of awards and amounts will vary.

Eric Peters Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in memory of Eric Peters, a former student at Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School who died June 4, 2010, this scholarship is for a graduating senior from Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School, with a preference for a student who is also a member of the Little Valley United Methodist Church.

Portville College Scholarships - Available to graduating seniors from Portville Central School who have volunteered for the school store or annual Portville College Scholarships phonathon fundraiser. Award amount varies. Established by Portville College Scholarships.

Mark J. Prockton Memorial Scholarship - A $500 scholarship for graduating a senior from Hamburg High School who has lettered in cross country and has the highest GPA. 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.

Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship - Available to students in the Allegany-Limestone School District in grades 7-10 for enrichment programs during the school year or summer programs following completion of grades 7-10. Established in memory of Dr. Ratanawongsa by her family.

OHS Walter L. Reisner Unsung Lineman Award - This scholarship, established through the Walt and Ruth Reisner Endowment Fund, is awarded to a deserving unsung OHS lineman each year. The recipient is chosen by the Olean High School Varsity Football coach. This scholarship memorializes Walter Lewis Reisner, who starred as quarterback at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Reisner was a respected alumnus of Muhlenberg, receiving the college’s first Alumni Achievement Award.

William H. Schwier Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this $250 award is for graduates planning to enter a teaching profession. The award is payable at the end of a student’s first semester upon submission of his/her transcript.

Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational  Scholarship - Two $1,000 awards for graduating seniors from either Olean High School, Otto-Eldred High School, or Bradford Area High School and one $1,000 award for Portville Central School who will be attending a 4-year college. Preference for a student majoring in elementary education, any education field or criminal justice or law enforcement-related field, who has a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and/or is in top 25 percent of the graduating class, demonstrates financial need and has a record of community volunteerism. Established by Ben and Rose Schwabenbauer, former long-time teachers in the Olean City School District.

Mary-Elizabeth Smith Scholarship - This award is available to a graduating Olean High School senior who is attending college. Financial need will be considered. The award amount varies. Established by the estate of Mary-Elizabeth Smith as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund.

Patrick Shinners Memorial Team Player Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is available to players in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties who are a graduating senior and participated in football for at least one school year. The athlete will have demonstrated proficiency/competency in: extracurricular activities, community involvement, citizenship and team participation. The ideal candidate will be a player who was there for the team; a player who was not the team hero, but who came to practice knowing that he may not be in the game on Friday night. The scholarship is not restricted to those planning to attend an institution of higher education after graduation; nominations of those entering the armed forces or pursuing technical trades are also encouraged.

The award will be given as a scholarship or educational stipend that can be used toward college, trade or technical school or job-related expenses such as uniforms or equipment or travel costs if entering the military. A committee of the Southwestern Chapter of the New York State Association of Certified Football Officials will select the recipient(s) who have completed the applications from coaches.

Thomas & Robert Smythe Scholarship - A $2,500 award available to Olean High School graduating seniors pursuing a nursing degree. Awardees must agree to a three-year work commitment to Olean General Hospital upon graduation and may reapply for second year. 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.

Southern Tier Military Support Group Scholarship - A $500 award available to area military veterans attending Jamestown Community College in Olean. Established by the Southern Tier Military Support Group through the Southern Tier Military Support Group Fund at the Foundation. Contact us here to learn how to apply or access the application here!

Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship and Awards Fund - Established in memory of Gregory D. Spring, this scholarship will be for a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone Central School, Portville Central School, Hinsdale Central School or Olean High School with preference for a student who intends to pursue a degree or certification in a trade or technical program (ex. welding, criminal justice, construction-related fields, etc.). This is a one time award. The number and amount of the awards may vary from year to year. The annual distribution from this fund also will pay for the purchase of award plaques (2 per year) to be given to the players that exemplify sportsmanship at the annual Allegany-Limestone Central School Gator Cup soccer tournament.

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.

Applicants must include in their goal statement why they have a passion for their chosen career/degree choice. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and be involved in extracurricular activities at school or in the community. Applicants must also display good citizenship and morale character and kindness toward others. They also should display a positive attitude and possess leadership abilities. Eva passed away in July of 2018 after battling cancer. She worked in the construction industry as a sales rep at Olean Lumber and Close’s Lumber in Olean for a number of years.

Bernadette E. “Bernie” Taylor Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship, $500 initially, is for a graduating student of any high school in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties, with first preference for a student who plans to major in education, particularly in math or science fields; nursing; or a health-care field. Second preference is for a high school student graduating from any high school in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties who will be attending St. Bonaventure University and entering the ROTC program. Students graduating from Allegany-Limestone Central School also will be given preference. Students must be in good academic standing. Financial need will be considered, but is not the only factor. The Taylor family established this scholarship in memory of Bernie who taught chemistry at Bradford Area High School, then Allegany High School and Allegany-Limestone Central School for over 30 years.

Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship - 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 is awarded to a graduating senior from each of the following high schools: Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale Central, Olean High, Portville Central and Archbishop Walsh Academy. Established by Steven and Donna Teuscher in memory of their son, Jonathan. Read more about the scholarship’s origin

Two Joes Scholarship Fund - This fund will support an annual scholarship in the name of community-minded businessmen Joe Sgro and Joe DeRose to support a scholarship award for a Cattaraugus County student interested in pursuing a degree in technology, marketing, communications, business or a related field.

JoAnn Wehmeyer English Scholarship - A $1,250 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. Must include recommendation from English faculty. Established by former students in memory of Mrs.Wehmeyer, who taught English at Olean High School for 42 years.

Kayleigh Wilday Scholar Athlete Award - The Kaleigh Wilday Scholar Athlete Award is given to a deserving Cuba-Rushford senior athlete who is a member of scholar athlete teams during his/her senior year. The recipient is selected by the Cuba-Rushford Athletic Awards Committee. Award amount is $1,000 and is made possible by the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund established by Skip and Greta Wilday in memory of their daughter.

Paul and Mary Lou Wood Swim Scholarship - The fund provides scholarships to 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. Established by Paul and Mary Lou Wood.

Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship - The Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship award is awarded 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. Applicants should demonstrate academic success and financial need. The first award(s) were made for the class of 2016. The number and amount of the awards may vary from year to year, and candidates may reapply. Scholarships will be available in perpetuity through the endowment.