For 1986 Jamestown High School graduate, Erika Dunn, it was a good feeling to receive The Grace and Walter Hazzard Scholarship from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
“I am not only grateful for the financial aid but I truly appreciate knowing that I had the support of the community in pursuing my education,” Dunn said at the time.
Since then Dunn has earned her degrees from The Dickinson School of Law and Bucknell University and received a direct commission as a first lieutenant into Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She was active for over five years in the U.S. Army and holds the rank of major in the reserves.
Today, she is a partner in the law firm of Harter, Secrest & Emery in Rochester.
Dunn is one of thousands of students who received scholarship assistance from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation since the early 1980s.
Over the past four decades, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars to thousands of students pursuing higher education. Scholarships have been awarded to students of all ages continuing, or even beginning, their education.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Foundation will award over $1 million to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students studying at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships are available for students studying healthcare, vocations, business, art and more.
The deadline for this year’s application process is Monday, July 2. Applications are available by visiting crcfonline.org.
For 40 years, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has worked together with its inspiring donors, selfless volunteers and grateful community organizations to share their stories for enriching the quality of life for all who live here.