Kurt Maytum, representing the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship Committee recently announced a scholarship award from the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Fund held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Nicholas Anderson was awarded a $500 scholarship to further his education in law enforcement.
Anderson, son of Steven and Christine Anderson, is a 2012 graduate of Jamestown High School. He is attending Jamestown Community College with plans to continue on to Geneseo College to pursue a degree in math and/or science. In the essay which accompanied his application to the scholarship, Anderson stated, "I plan to obtain my master's degree and then further pursue a job with a Federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI, CIA or Border Patrol. My ultimate goal would be to work in some capacity with the canine force of one of these Federal law enforcement agencies."
While attending high school, Anderson volunteered for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, St. Susan's Soup Kitchen, Tom Drake 5K Memorial Run, and various community activities. He was active in various school sports and on the National Honor Society of Jamestown High School.
From left: Dunkirk Chief of Police David Ortolano, Nicholas Anderson and Kurt Maytum, first assistant fire chief of Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department. Ortolano and Maytum are representatives of the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Committee.
The Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Fund was established at the NCCF in fall 2001. The central purpose is to provide support to the families of county heroes firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and other local uniformed heroes who have been killed or critically debilitated in the line of duty. To support and encourage those who are interested in careers in public safety, scholarships from this fund are awarded on an occasional basis. Applicants must be pursuing a career in law enforcement, firefighting or emergency medical services.
The NCCF was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $8.5 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.