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Area graduates receive CRCF scholarships to pursue business-related degrees

Wed, Jul 7th 2021 09:00 am

Eight area graduates recently received awards from scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support students pursing degrees in business-related areas of study.  

Bryce Butler and Olivia Pitillo, both of Ellicottville Central School, and Olean High school’s Hayleigh Federowicz and Jason Brooks 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.

Butler, Pitillo and Federowicz all received $1,000. Brooks received $600.

Butler will study data science at Clarkson University. Pitillo will attend Sienna College to study marketing. Federowicz plans to study business finance at the University at Buffalo. Brooks will attend St. Bonaventure University where he will study business.

Madison Borst-Scarpino, Zechariah Padd, Sammi Lin and Yuki Wada 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.

Scarpino, of Maple Grove High School, will study business of administration and marketing at the University at Buffalo. Padd, also of Maple Grove High School, will study business and biology at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Lin, an Ellicottville Central School graduate, will attend the University of Florida to study marketing. Wada, of Olean High School, will study business administration with a concentration in management information systems (MIS) at SUNY Binghamton.

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).