Beverly Grantier Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Beverly Grantier Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Gordon Grantier to honor his wife, Beverly Grantier who passed away in 2013. This scholarship fund will benefit students who attended a high school in Allegany County or those who are home schooled and living in Allegany County. Preference will be given to those applicants who pursue a nursing program at a two or four year college. The applicant’s community service activities and financial need will also be considered.

The first scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2018. Applications will be accepted online at beginning on November 1, 2017. The application deadline will be on January 31, 2018.

Beverly Grantier was born in 1936 in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Franklin Academy in Malone. In 1957, Beverly earned her degree in nursing from Highland Hospital in Rochester, allowing her to fulfill her lifelong commitment to helping others. While in Nursing School, she met her future husband, Gordon Grantier, and they were married in 1958. They lived in Wellsville, NY where they raised their three children; Denise, Garth and Scott.

During Beverly’s nursing career, she worked for Jones Memorial Hospital in addition to many local physician’s offices and in industry until her eventual transition to school nursing, which allowed her to serve youth and children who were always so dear to her heart. After retiring from her nursing career Beverly continued her passion for helping others as she served for many different programs and organizations with her unique and genuine selflessness.

Beverly was a hardworking and devoted member of the Wellsville and Stannards United Methodist Church where she served in many supportive capacities and presented sermons occasionally as a lay speaker. Beverly served as the secretary for the Stannards Cemetery for over 30 years. Another program dear to her heart was her volunteer work for the Allegany County Office of the Aging. She was passionate in helping the senior citizens of her community. She will be remembered as an incredibly altruistic person who had a positive influence on many lives.