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Three Ellicottville graduates receive CRCF scholarships

by kwindus
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 11:50 am

Three recent Ellicottville Central School graduates received scholarships from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, together receiving $2,500.

Meganne Chapman received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship Award for $1,000.

This scholarship, which came under Foundation management in 2017, 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. A leader at the in her class, she was a multi-sport athlete who always gave her best and persevered through difficult situations. Her kindness touched all she met.

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.

Chapman will attend the University of Akron to study civil engineering

Louisa Benatovich received the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship for $500.

The Janowicz’s son-in-law and daughter, Paul and Elizabeth Hanson, established the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Fund with the foundation in 2014.

Each year, the fund makes possible a scholarship for students at Ellicottville Central School, where Ms. Janowicz served as a bus driver. The Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship is given to graduating seniors who demonstrated academic excellence and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college.

Benatovich will attend John Hopkins University to study medicine, science and the humanities.

Sierra Maybee received the Bob and Barbara McCord and Jack Karl Scholarship for $1,000.

The McCord and Karl Scholarship, established through the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation is for veterans and dependents of veterans graduated or graduating from Otto-Eldred High School or a Cattaraugus County high school. The scholarship is named for Mr. McCord, who served in the U.S. air force for 27 years, and his nephew Jack Karl.

 

Maybee will attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to study pharmacy.

Donations can be made to any of these funds at 301 North Union Street, 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).