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Hinsdale, Catt Little Valley grads receive CRCF Scholarships

Wed, Aug 7th 2019 02:00 pm

Five recent Hinsdale Central School and Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School graduates recently received scholarship awards from scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Savana CarapellattiJordan SandsSavana Carapellatti and Jordan Sands each received the Hinsdale Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship established by the Hinsdale Alumni Association, $1,000 each this year, is for a graduating senior of Hinsdale Central School. Recipients must have a grade average of 80% or higher, demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and good character and have definite educational goals.

Carapellatti will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study nursing. Sands will study early childhood education at St. Bonaventure University.

Jordan Sands also received the Elodine Swarts Baxter and Lena Conrad Swarts Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

This scholarship, established in 2016, 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.

Norman Baxter, a past Hinsdale graduate, established the scholarship fund in memory of his mother, Elodine Swarts Baxter, and his grandmother, Lena Conrad Swarts.

Quentin Martinez and Bridget Murphy of Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School received the May C. Carroll Scholarship, $1,450 each.

The May C. Carroll Scholarship is given to a graduating senior who is a resident of Cattaraugus. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and be active in extracurricular activities and community service. The May C. Carroll Trust established the scholarship.

Martinez and Murphy both will attend SUNY Fredonia.  Martinez will study computer science, while Murphy will study early childhood and childhood education.

Erin Washburn received the Eric Peters Memorial Scholarship for $1,100.

Established in memory of former Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School student Eric Peters, this scholarship is for a graduating senior of Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School with preference for a student who is also a member of Little Valley United Methodist Church.

Washburn will attend SUNY Oswego and will be a part of the school’s 3+3 doctorate of physical therapy program.

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

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation 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 atwww.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).