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Five Otto-Eldred grads receive McCord Scholarship

Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 03:55 pm

Jacob BellFive Otto-Eldred High School (PA) graduates recently received the Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship, together totaling $5,000, from the Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Jacob Bell, Ethan Flexman, Benjamin Kerr, Zachary Murphy and Darcie Schneider each received the Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship.

This scholarship, now in its second year is for graduating seniors or past graduates of Otto-Eldred High School, was established at CRCF through the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation.

The scholarship is for students attending a post-secondary institution (one-, two- or four-year institutions) preferably in the career/technical fields. Recipients must also be in good academic standing and be involved in extracurricular activities.

Each student received a $1,000 award.

Bell will attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology to study heavy equipment with an emphasis in caterpillar operations. Flexman, a 2018 O-E graduate, is currently attending Slippery Rock University to study safety management.

Kerr plans to study history at Penn State Behrend. Murphy, a 2017 O-E graduate and past McCord scholarship recipient is studying journalism at St. Bonaventure University. Schneider will attend Gettysburg College to study health sciences.

This year six Otto-Eldred graduates and past graduates received awards from scholarships managed by CRCF, together receiving $7,500.

Donations can be made to any of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 or online at cattfoundation.org.

 For 25 years, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation has been the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).