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Allegany-Limestone grads receive Higgins, other CRCF scholarship awards

Wed, Jul 10th 2024 11:00 am

Five recent Allegany-Limestone graduates have been awarded scholarships from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Sughosh Kondur received the Joseph and Cecily Higgins Scholarship.

The scholarship, established by Joseph and Cecily Higgins, is for an Allegany-Limestone Central School senior who intends to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree. The scholarship, $10,000 in total, is given in $2,500 yearly disbursements over four years.

Kondur plans to attend the University of Michigan to study biology, health and society.

Michael Frederick received the Allegany Public Library Memorial Association Scholarship for $1,000.

This scholarship is for a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone who excels in English and will be attending a 2- or 4-year college. One of the student’s reference letters must be from an English teacher.

Frederick will study business administration at Washington and Jefferson College.

Jenna Billings was awarded the Long/Vossler Family Scholarship for $1,600.

The Long/Vossler Family Scholarship is for graduating seniors of Allegany-Limestone Central School, with first preference for students who will study business or education at St. Bonaventure University that have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Billings will attend St. Bonaventure University to study early childhood education.

Colton Boser received the Nelson M. Beard Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.

The Nelson M. Beard Memorial Scholarship, established to remember the beloved Salamanca educator, is for a student from the Salamanca City Central School District who is planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or trade/technical school (first preference); Second preference is for a student from any school in Cattaraugus Count who is planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or trade/technical school.

Boser will attend the Universal Technical Institute of Orlando Florida to study motorcycle technology.

Kevin Edwards-Hardy received the Shaun Costa Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

The Shaun Costa Memorial Scholarship is for graduating Allegany-Limestone Central School seniors pursuing an education or expressing an interest in either a first responder- or vocational/technical-related field and/or to a student who has faced a challenge and persevered.

Edwards-Hardy will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study health and physical education.

Donations can be made to any of these funds 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).