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4-H scholarships are now available

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is taking scholarship applications for the Terence J. Centner Agricultural and Environmental 4-H Scholarship. Terence (Terry) J. Centner established this fund to honor his parents Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner, in honor of their dedication to the Chautauqua County 4-H program.

Each year, a scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a 4-year college or university and has completed an outstanding agricultural or environmental 4-H project. Graduating seniors from Brocton, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Ripley, Silver Creek and Westfield are encouraged to apply.

The Centners helped a generation of 4-Hers enjoy many projects and activities. As Jacob Lesch, a former 4-H member and scholarship recipient, stated, “4-H has allowed me to be the best version of me I can be. I have gained a strong work ethic, responsibility, pride in my work, and other priceless skills that will serve me throughout college and my professional career.”

Application forms are available from the school’s guidance department or by download at www.nccfoundation.org/centner-scholarship. Applicants must return their completed applications to the guidance department by April 1, 2021.

For more information on this or other scholarships available through the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org/scholarship-funds, or contact Victoria Howell-Siracuse, NCCF’s Scholarship Coordinator, at 716-366-4892 or vhowell@nccfoundation.org.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $17 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 716-366-4892.

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