Lyndsey Churakos, Jacob Cavana, Olivia MacWilliams, Shane Pancio and Miranda Sakala received the Signe, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma Johnson Scholarship.
Established through the trust of Signe H. Johnson, a former Portville and Olean high school teacher, this scholarship is given to Olean High School seniors with preference given to students who have strong educational/career goals or who plan to pursue a degree in teaching. The scholarship is named for Signe Johnson and her sisters, Svenborg, Agnes and Selma, all of whom were Olean High School teachers.
Miranda Sakala and Mallory Bliss, who will attend Rollins College to study biochemistry, received the Mary-Elizabeth Smith Scholarship for $700.
The estate of Mary-Elizabeth Smith established the scholarship as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund.
Olivia MacWilliams also received the Ben and Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.
Lyndsey Churakos also received the Daniel McCarthy Scholarship.
The scholarship, given through the generosity of the Catherine M. Cridler Trust, honors Mr. McCarthy, one of Olean Business Institute’s founders. The scholarship is available to graduating students pursuing a business degree.
Miranda Sakala also received the Jack & Muriel Fogarty Memorial Scholarship.
The Fogarty Memorial scholarship is given to an Olean High School senior with a grade average above 80% who has been accepted into a four-year institution. The scholarship is $500 for four years, contingent on the student maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better. The scholarship was established through the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund and Derek Hernquist and the DJH Foundation in memory of Mr. Hernquist’s grandparents.
Sakala also received the JoAnn Wehmeyer English Scholarship.
Donations can be made to any of these scholarship funds at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at cattfoundation.org.
Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).