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Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship applications due March 1

Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:00 am

Applications for the Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are available to students at Allegany-Limestone Central School in grades 7-10, with a due date of March 1.

The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for students pursuing education enrichment programs outside of the normal school curriculum.

Applicants must write a short, 200-word essay on why they plan to enroll in an enrichment program and must provide a teacher or guidance counselor recommendation.

Applications are available at cattfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships and can now be completed online.

Scholarship requests should not exceed $600.

The family of Dr. Ratana Ratanawongsa, a former pathologist at St. Francis and Olean General Hospital, to provide special educational opportunities to students prior to entering college.

Over the years the fund has provided to over $3,000 in scholarships to students attending special leadership programs, students enrolling scientific research programs and more.

Questions about the application can be directed to CRCF Scholarship and Database Manager Tricia Oakley at [email protected] or 716-701-4016.

Donations can be made to the Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarhsip Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 or online at cattfoundation.org.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive, and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF 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).