Community Foundation Offers $1M In Scholarships

It’s that time of year again. Scholarship season is in full swing at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation as staff prepares to award $1 million in awards for the 2013-14 academic year.

Scholarship applications for current college students and graduating high school seniors are now available online at Guidance counselors at all Chautauqua County high schools are also in the process of being updated with guidelines and applications for seniors looking to further their education.

The application process is simple, and one form will match students with the scholarships that best fit their course of study. To begin, visit and look for the “Going to College” link on the right side of the website. Click the link and follow the instructions on the next page. All applications are due June 1, 2013, with supportive material including transcripts and financial aid information due June 30. Applicants will be reminded of important dates and deadlines via email. Students who received awards in the past still need to apply online as applications are not carried over from year to year.

With more than 200 scholarship funds that support high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, there truly is something for everyone. Scholarships support students studying health care, vocations, technology, business, art and more. There are also awards for students studying at two-year or four-year institutions.

For questions, or if an applicant needs further assistance, contact the Community Foundation’s Program Officer, Lisa Lynde at 661-3390 or via email, Information regarding deadlines and other Community Foundation activity can be found on Facebook at