Trio of New Scholarships Will Serve Allegany County Students

(June 2021) The Allegany County Area Foundation is pleased to announce that generous donors have recently endowed three new scholarships.  All will be awarded for the first time during the 2022-2023 academic year and can be applied for through the Foundation’s regular scholarship process (that is, through the Dollars for Scholars system). More info is coming – here’s a summary for now.

The Millicent Friendly Graduate Student Scholarship

The number of local high school graduates going on to graduate or professional (e.g., law school, med school) school after earning their bachelor’s degree has increased, yet most ACAF scholarships do not support students past the BA/BS. This new fund will help to address this gap.

Catherine Schuyler Chapter NYS DAR Scholarship

Our very active and community-minded local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has established a scholarship to support a student pursuing study in history, museum studies, or a related field. Our DAR chapter was established in 1897 and serves Allegany, Steuben, and Cattaraugus counties.

Cuba Council of Churches Scholarship

The Cuba Council of Churches recently moved its scholarship program to ACAF. This award will benefit a Cuba-Rushford Central School senior who is active in his/her church and demonstrates an active and growing Christian life and faith.

Stay tuned for more detailed press releases on these new programs. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about how you can set up a fund to provide a scholarship, or annual grant support to your favorite local non-profit, contact ACAF at director@acafny.org or 585-296-5616.