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Area graduates receive CRCF scholarships to pursue business-related degrees

Wed, Jul 15th 2020 02:00 pm

Nine area graduates recently received awards from scholarship funds that support students pursuing business-related degrees and are managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Aubrey Bogart, Zachery Burrell, Allison Calarco, Brooke Eddy and Madison King received the Daniel McCarthy Scholarship.

The scholarship, given through the generosity of the Catherine M. Cridler Trust, honors Mr. McCarthy, one of Olean Business Institute’s founders. The scholarship is available to graduating and continuing college students pursuing a business degree.

Bogart, of Friendship Central School, received $1,000. Burrell, of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School, received $500. Ellicottville Central School graduate Allison Calarco received $750. Eddy, also of Ellicottville Central School, received $750. King, of Allegany Limestone Central School, received $500.

Bogart will study accounting at the College of Saint Rose. Burrell plans to study agriculture business at Alfred State College. Calarco will attend Bellarmine University to study accounting with a minor in business administration.

Eddy will attend West Virginia University to double major in accounting and Spanish. King will study business at Alfred University.

Abbey DeChane, Erica Rojas, Dylan Scriven and Layne Stephen received the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship.

The board of realtors scholarship fund provides two $500 scholarships each to students in good academic standing in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Preference is given to students pursuing a business-related degree.

DeChane, of Ellicottville Central School, will study agriculture business at Alfred State Colllege. Stephen, of Portville Central School, will attend St. Bonaventure University to study accounting.

Rojas, of Dunkirk High School, will attend the University of Buffalo to study political science, with the intention to pursue a JD in law. Scriven, of Westfield Academy, will study business administration at SUNY Fredonia.

Donations can be made to the either of these scholarship funds at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 in Olean, 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 at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).