New Scholarship will Support Wellsville’s Aspiring Teachers

Thanks to the generosity of retired teacher Anne McAndrew, Wellsville’s future educators will get some extra financial support as they prepare for the teaching profession. Working with the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF), Anne has established the Anne McAndrew Teaching Scholarship. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academics, recommendations and overall potential to become an outstanding teacher, with priority for those planning to teach at the elementary level. The award may be renewed for up to four years, and through ACAF’s membership in Dollars for Scholars will be matched by some colleges.

For Anne, the scholarship is an acknowledgement of the teachers that inspired her interest in the field, and a way for her to encourage and assist a WCS graduate with an interest in the career she so enjoyed. “As a teacher” she notes, “I experienced the satisfaction, joys and challenges of being part of the learning of and growth of students. I wanted to create a scholarship that would assist a Wellsville graduate in pursuit of a teaching degree.”

Anne devoted almost thirty-five years to Wellsville Schools, twenty-four and a half of those teaching grades 3-6 – spending the most years in 5th grade; she also served for ten years as district wide reading supervisor

A graduate of Andover Central School, Anne earned her bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State College, and her master’s degree at SUNY Geneseo. She completed her school administrator credential through St. Bonaventure.

Wellsville seniors take note – you may apply for this award through the ACAF scholarship application found here on this web site.