Each year, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awards more than $1 million to Chautauqua County residents furthering their education. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, adult learners.
The general application process for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. Students who have successfully submitted their application, transcript and student aid award letters will be notified of their award status in late November.
For questions, contact our office at (716) 661-3394.
The Foundation also offers additional scholarships, outside of its general application process, with varying deadlines.
Workforce Training Scholarship – Awarded to Chautauqua County adult residents seeking certification outside of higher educational degree pathways. Examples include: home health care aide, phlebotomist, CNA, EMT, CDL, welders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, scholarships will be awarded at the end of each month.
Chautauqua County Veterinary Medical Society Scholarship Fund – Awarded to Chautauqua County high school graduates who are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Applicants must already be enrolled in a veterinary college. Applications due June 1
Herbert I.F. and Bonnelyn “Anne” Carlson Service Scholarship – Awarded to graduating high school seniors who are active with one of the following churches: Hillcrest Baptist Church (Jamestown, NY), Tree of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church (Jamestown, NY), Zion Covenant Church (Jamestown, NY), Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church (Sugar Grove, PA). Applications due June 1
Kathy Kardish Wilson Memorial Educational Fund – Awarded to married, working mothers who are community minded and involved in at least one community organization. Applications due June 1
Music Scholarships – Awarded to students in grades K-11 and high school seniors and college students for music education and lessons. Applications due June 15
Joint Neighborhood Project/CEO Scholarship – Awarded to City of Jamestown residents, and graduating Jamestown High School seniors, attending Jamestown Community College or Jamestown Business College. Applications due April 1.
Various Special Scholarships – Awarded to graduating Chautauqua County High School seniors majoring in elementary or secondary education, dependents of members of a union in the Jamestown Area Labor Council, members of Chautauqua County 4H’s Beef or Hog Programs, and Jamestown High School athletes. Applications due April 1
- Southern Chautauqua County Retired Teachers’ Association, Inc. Scholarship
- Ben Spitale Memorial Labor Scholarship
- Paul Bridges/Chautauqua County 4-H Beef Program Scholarship
- Chautauqua County 4-H Hog Project Memorial Scholarship
- Stanley A. Weeks Braw Caddie Clan Award for Excellence
- Gale Gokey Brown Memorial Scholarship
Important Dates and Deadlines for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
April 15, 2021
General Online Scholarship Application is available – NOTE: Students must re-apply each year
July 15, 2021
Applications, as well as, transcripts and student aid award letters from the college/university are due
Students receive notification of their award status, with instructions on how to claim awards
Awards distributed for second semester expenses
Important Things to Note
- A student needs to complete only ONE application to be eligible for the majority of our available scholarships.
- The Community Foundation scholarship program assists students who have graduated from a Chautauqua or Cattaraugus county high school in New York.
- Submitted Online Application
- An upload of your Student Award Letter
- An upload of a copy of your transcript
For a list of all scholarships students will be matched to when completing the general application, check out our Scholarship Survey Booklet(PDF File).
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