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Cattaraugus-Little Valley graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Fri, Jul 24th 2020 12:00 pm

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

Madeline Jones and Justin York received the May C. Carroll Scholarship, for $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 scholarship was established at CRCF through the May C. Carroll Trust.

Jones will study secondary math education at Spring Arbor University. York will attend Jamestown Community College with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree in music industry studies.

York also received the Alyn J. Heim Music Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is for a graduating Cattaraugus County student majoring in music. Preference is given to a student recommended by the Cattaraugus County Music Teachers Association. The recipient must demonstrate academic success as well. Paul DeRitter, Mr. Heim’s former student at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, New Jersey and a musician and music educator at himself, established the scholarship to honor his former teacher. Mr. DeRitter taught elementary general music and instrumental music for 33 years in Franklinville.

Emily Horth received the Eric Peters Memorial Scholarship, for $1,200.

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.

Horth plans to attend the Jamestown Community College Jamestown campus to study early education.

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).