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Area graduates receive John J. Murphy Family Scholarship

Thu, Jun 8th 2023 01:00 pm

Four area graduating seniors recently received the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.            

Chloe Grandusky, Tyler Griffin, Andrew Maguire and Thea Petruzzi each received the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship.

The $10,000 scholarship is given in four annual payments of $2,500. The John J. Murphy Family Scholarship was established through a grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas and continued through donations from the late John J. “Jack” Murphy, former CEO and Chairman of Dresser Industries.

The annual scholarship is given with preference for a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, engineering or business. The scholarship is available to area students from Allegany, Cattaraugus, McKean (PA) and Potter (PA) counties, but first preference is for students from greater Olean area schools. Preference is also given to students whose family members are or have been employed by Dresser-Rand.

Grandusky, a Portville Central School graduating senior, plans to attend Purdue University where she will study engineering. Griffin, an Allegany-Limestone graduating senior, will study civil engineering at Penn State Behrend.

Maguire, an Allegany-Limestone Central School graduating senior, will attend Alfred University to study business analytics. Petruzzi, a graduate of Port Allegany High School, plans to study biomedical engineering at Robert Morris University.

Since it was established in 2007, the Murphy Family Scholarship has made possible $638,750 in scholarships for area students.

Donations can be made to the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 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).