OLEAN, NY -- Lucas Chapman and Zack Linderman have been awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship. 

“Congratulations to both Lucas and Zach; they are both fine young men and are assets to our community,” said Mayor William Aiello, who announced the scholarships at the June 12 Olean Common Council meeting. “I wish them continued success as they continue their education.”

The Mayor’s Scholarship is awarded annually to two Olean residents who plan to attend a college or university in New York State and intend to study criminal justice, accounting or engineering.  Over the years, former mayors have funded the scholarship in different ways. Aiello funds them through the donations that he receives when he performs marriage ceremonies. 

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Chapman is the son of Roger and Wendy Chapman.  During his years at Olean High School he was inducted into the National Honor Society, and he is a member of the Spanish Club.  He has participated in Homeless Huskies and the Roswell Institute Choir Performances. He has volunteered for Special Olympics and for the Genesis House.  He has achieved high honors at the high school and is on the Dean’s List at Jamestown Community College.  In the fall, he intends to attend St. John Fisher College to study accounting.

Linderman is the son of Kris and Rachel Linderman.  He was a member of the Olean High School soccer, football and tennis teams.  He was inducted into the National Honor Society and is a member of the select chorus and the Student Activities Council.  Linderman received the Excellence in Education and Pride in NY Awards and the Rensselaer Medal.  He has participated in Homeless Huskies and is on the Dean’s List at Jamestown Community College.  He works at the Sports Locker.  In the fall he plans to study engineering science at Alfred State College.