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 scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available online starting April 15, 2021.
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.
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
If you’ve received a scholarship award letter for the 2020-2021 academic year and have changes to your enrollment status for the spring semester, such as transferring schools, changing majors, graduating early, etc. please complete the Changes to Enrollment Status Form.
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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