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Olean, Portville graduates receive Schwabenbauer, Bushnell scholarships

Tue, Jul 13th 2021 09:00 am

Five area graduates of Portville Central School and Olean High School recently received scholarship awards from scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, including the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship and the Tim Bushnell Memorial Scholarship.

Oliva Emley, of Portville Central School, and Kailyn Vanderhoef and Yuki Wada, both of Olean High School, each received the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship for $1,000 each.

The scholarship provides three annual scholarships for graduating seniors from Otto-Eldred High School (PA), Bradford Area High School (PA), Olean High School or Portville Central School who will be attending a four-year school. Preference is for students planning to pursue a degree or career in education, law enforcement or a related field.

Emley will attend SUNY Fredonia to study childhood education. Vanderhoef will attend Jamestown Community College to begin studies in childhood/early childhood education. Wada will study business administration with a concentration in management information systems at Binghamton University.

Olean High School’s Joe Magro and Portville Central School’s Caleb Stromberg received the Tim Bushnell Memorial Scholarship, being given for the first time under the management of CRCF, for $1,000 each.

This scholarship, established in memory of Tim Bushnell, a former educator at Southern Tier Catholic School, Olean Middle School and Cuba-Rushford Central School, is awarded to one student from Olean High School and one student from Portville High School, with each student to receive a scholarship award. Applicants must be enrolled to attend a 2- or 4-year college in the fall of their graduation year. Students must be in good academic standing.

Magro will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study exercise science. Stromberg plans to study health science at Jamestown Community College.

Donations can be made to either of these 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).