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Two area graduates receive Cattaraugus County Trappers Memorial Scholarship

Wed, Jul 14th 2021 09:00 am

Two area graduates recently received scholarship awards from the Cattaraugus County Trappers Memorial Scholarship Fund for aspiring conservationists and lovers of the outdoors, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Clayton Rowland and Hunter Dellow each received awards from the Cattaraugus County Trappers Memorial Scholarship, now in its second year under CRCF management, for $500 each.

Established by the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association, this fund provides two $500 awards for graduating high school students in Cattaraugus, Allegany or Chautauqua counties with preference for students who plan to pursue a degree in natural resources conservation, fish & wildlife management, forest management or similar area of study at a 2- or 4-year college. Applicants must include list of outdoors sports in which they participate, a statement on importance of the role of sportsmen in conservation and management of fish and wildlife and natural resources and information on their career path in their goal statement.

The scholarship is made in memory of a member of the trappers association who left a lasting impact on the sport in the area each year.  This year’s scholarship awards are made in memory of John and Norma Milks.

Rowland, of Ellicottville Central School, will attend Finger Lakes Community College to study environmental science. Dellow, of Westfield Academy and Central School, will study fish and wildlife sciences at Paul Smith’s College.

Donations can be made to the Cattaraugus County Trappers Memorial Scholarship 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).