Fillmore Graduates Benefit from New Scholarship

(May 2023) The Yadlosky Family Foundation has established a scholarship program with the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF). The scholarship will support graduates of Fillmore Central School as they pursue post-secondary education.

Established in March with awards made this spring for the 2023-2024 academic year, the Yadlosky Family Foundation Scholarship will assist students preparing for a career in one of the helping professions, including but not limited to human services, counseling, social work, and teaching, or who’ll be pursuing a trade or vocational program.  Applicants with financial need will receive priority.

A 1990 Fillmore Central School graduate, Laura Brown-Yadlosky was raised in Short Tract, NY, daughter of James & Linda Brown.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and a master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University.

The Brown family cared for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism for over 30 years.  This experience inspired Laura to pursue a life-long career and successful business ownership in the field of health & human services.

‘There is a tremendous need for caring, skilled professionals and business owners in the helping professions’, Laura notes. ‘I hope that these scholarships will encourage more Fillmore Central School students to consider this as a career choice.’

Applicants may apply through the regular ACAF online application process, which will open up November for 2024-2025-year scholarships.

The first ever recipients of the scholarship are Fillmore graduate Erin Mawn, and Fillmore senior Emily Reed.