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Four area graduates receive health care/education scholarships

Fri, Jul 5th 2024 12:00 pm

Four recent area graduates received scholarships for students pursuing health care- and education-related degrees from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Luke Petryszak of Portville and Amelia Herzog of Allegany-Limestone received the Kothari Family Fund Healthcare Scholarship for $1,000 each.

The Kothari Family Fund Healthcare Scholarship is given to graduating seniors, one from Allegany-Limestone Central School and one from any Cattaraugus or McKean (PA) County high school, pursuing a health care-related field of study. Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari established the scholarship as part of the Kothari Family Endowed Fund.

Petryszak will study biology at Gettysburg College. Herzog will study biology at Penn State University.

Emma Jankowski and Megan Fisher, both of Allegany-Limestone, received the Mohammad & Sakeena Iqbal Health Care Award for $700 each.

This scholarship is for graduating seniors of Allegany-Limestone Central School ranked in the top 25 percent of the class who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a health care- or education-related field. Drs. Ahamad and Naheed Hilal established the scholarship in memory of Dr. Naheed Hilal’s parents as part of the Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal Family Fund.

Jankowski will study occupational therapy at Nazareth College. Fisher will study nursing at St. Bonaventure University.

Donations can be made to either of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 in Olean, 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).