Scholarship for 4-H Program Participants Offered to Graduating Seniors

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are being accepted 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. Harry and Mary Ellen, residents of the Town of Dunkirk, helped a generation of 4-Hers to enjoy a multitude of 4-H projects and activities.

Each year, a scholarship is awarded to a high school senior accepted to a 4-year college or university who has completed an outstanding agricultural or environmental 4-H Project. Graduating seniors from Dunkirk, Fredonia, Brocton, Silver Creek, Forestville, Westfield, and Ripley school systems are eligible to apply. Applications are available from the school’s guidance department or at Completed applications must be returned to the guidance department by May 1, 2018.

For more information on this or other scholarships held at the NCCF, visit, or contact the NCCF scholarship coordinator at 716-366-4892 or

The NCCF was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization.  Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 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 or call 716-366-4892.