Three Olean High School graduates recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Mia Rogers received the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.

The scholarship provides three annual scholarships of $1,000 each for graduating seniors from Otto-Eldred High School (PA), Bradford Area High School (PA), Olean High School or Portville Central School who will be attending a four-year school. Preference is for students planning to pursue a degree or career in education, law enforcement or a related field.

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Rogers will study early childhood education at St. Bonaventure University.

Alexander Jodush and Jordyn Washington each received the Olean High School Class of 1961 Scholarship.

Established by Duane A. Geuder, a 1961 Olean High School alumnus, and his classmates, the scholarship honors the class and its teachers, in particular Norm Utecht and Mabel Wilson. The $1,500 scholarship is given to one male and one female student who has the top GPA in their math and science classes.

Both Jodush and Washington will also attend St. Bonaventure University. Jodush will study history, while Washington will study health sciences.

Donations can be made to either of these scholarship funds at 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at

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, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).