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Twelve Portville graduates receive Portville College Scholarships

Wed, Jul 29th 2020 09:00 am

Twelve recent Portville Central School graduates received awards from the Portville College Scholarship Fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, totaling $3,550 this year.

The fund, established by Portville College Scholarships, makes possible scholarships for students who volunteer at the school store or annual Portville College Scholarship phonathon fundraiser.

The following students received awards this year:

  • Renee Cook - $100
  • Reece Swetland - $100
  • Jillian Hlasnick - $150
  • Shayla Wilhelm - $150
  • Autumn Gagliardo - $200
  • Julian Morales - $200
  • Harley Robinson - $250
  • Karly Welty - $250
  • Kassidy Gehm - $300
  • Layne Stephen - $500
  • Maddison Schoonover - $600
  • Roland Thompson - $750

Cook will attend Jamestown Community College to study nursing. Swetland will study visual media arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Hlasnick will attend SUNY Cortland where she will study business.

Wilhelm will attend the Florida Institute of Technology to study aerospace engineering. Gagliardo will study biochemistry at St. Bonaventure University. Morales also plans to attend St. Bonaventure to study sports medicine and criminology.

Robinson will study forensic science at Alfred State College. Welty will study criminal justice with a minor in business at Alfred University. Gehm plans to study physical therapy at Daemen College.

Stephen will attend St. Bonaventure University, where she will study accounting. Schoonover will study pre-nursing at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown campus. Thompson will study heavy equipment operations at Alfred State College.

Donations can be made to the Portville College Scholarships Fund 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).