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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Allegany-Limestone students receive scholarships to pursue health care degrees

OLEAN, N.Y., July 18, 2017 – Four graduating Allegany-Limestone Central School students recently received health care-related scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Alexis Shields

Alexis Shields received the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is given to traditional and non-traditional students from the 57th State Senate District, which includes much of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, who are pursuing nursing degrees. Established through the Pat McGee Endowment Fund, the scholarship memorializes the 57th district’s late state senator.

Shields will attend Daemen College to pursue a nursing degree.

Cora Emery received the Kothari Family Fund Health Care Scholarship.

Cora Emery
The Kothari Fund Health Care Scholarship is a $500 scholarship given to a graduating senior pursuing a health care-related field of study. Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari established the scholarship as part of the Kothari Family Endowed Fund.

Emery will study sports studies/physical therapy at St. Bonaventure University.

Hannah Schiffley and Baylee Austin each received the Mohammad & Sakeena Iqbal Health Care/Education Award.

Hannah Schifly
The $500 award is for a graduating senior of Allegany-Limestone Central School ranked in the top 25 percent of the class who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a health care- or education-related field. Drs. Ahmad 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.

Schiffley and Austin both will study biochemistry. Schiffley will attend St. Bonaventure University. Austin will study at Daemen college.
Baylee Austin

Donations can be made to any of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at

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, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

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