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Four local grads awarded Murphy scholarship

Mon, Jul 8th 2024 12:25 pm

Four area high school students each recently the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Megan Fisher and Sughosh Kondur of Allegany-Limestone, Madison Jobe of Portville and Riti Anumalasetty of Olean were each awarded the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship. Each student received a $10,000 scholarship, $2,500 per year for up to four years.

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 the greater Olean area schools. Preference is also given to students whose family members are or have been employed by Dresser-Rand.

Fisher will attend Jamestown Community College to study nursing. Kondur will attend the University of Michigan to study biology, health and society. Jobe will attend Penn State Behrend to study chemical engineering. Anumalasetty will attend St. Bonaventure University to study biology.

The Murphy scholarship fund has made possible over $700,000 in scholarship awards since 2008.

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