OLEAN, N.Y., June 28, 2016 – Three area Pennsylvania students recently received scholarships, totaling $2,000, from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Nathan Smith of Bradford (PA) Area High School received the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.

The Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship is a $500 scholarship given to two students attending Olean High School, Bradford Area High School or Otto-Eldred who will attend a four-year college and pursue a degree in the education or criminal justice field. Recipients must have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher, graduated in the top 25% of their class and showed a record of community volunteerism. Ben and Rose Schwabenbauer, both long-time teachers in the Olean City School District, established the scholarship. Rose also taught in the Bradford Area School District.

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Smith will be attending Mount Aloysius College where he plans to pursue a degree in secondary education and molecular biotechnology.

Mychaela Jones from Otto-Eldred (PA) High School received the Otto-Eldred Alumni Scholarship.

The Otto-Eldred Alumni Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship given annually to an Otto-Eldred High School graduating senior who has maintained at least 2.75 GPA and received acceptance to a two- or four-year college.

Jones will be attending University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for radiological science.

Ryan Woodring from Smethport Area (PA) High School , who will be studying Pre-med at The Pennsylvania State University, received the Kothari Fund Health Care Scholarship.

The Kothari Fund Health Care Scholarship is a $500 scholarship given to a graduating senior pursuing a health care related field of study. Drs. Ashok and Yogini Kothari established the scholarship as part of the Kothari Family Endowed Fund.

 Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).