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Scholarship Opportunity for Former Foster Children through NCCF

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently accepting applications for the Reverend Clifford K. Cliver and Lucy Cliver Sumsky Scholarship. Reverend Cliver established this scholarship in 2015 to provide higher education financial assistance to adults who spent time in the foster care system as a child.

NCCF Scholarship Honors Dunkirk Police Officer Matthew L. Hazelton

NCCF Scholarship Honors Dunkirk Police Officer Matthew L. Hazelton

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Matthew Hazelton Memorial Scholarship for Law Enforcement. Created from donations received from the Matthew Hazelton Memorial 5K participants and private donations, this scholarship will benefit graduating Dunkirk and Brocton High School seniors who are pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Service Learning Grants Available for Northern Chautauqua County Middle & High School Teachers

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) reminds graduate level students that the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship applications are due February 16, 2019.  Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville established this scholarship to support graduate level students majoring in either mental health or school counseling.

Creation of the Robert J. Harris Endowment of the Historical Society of Dunkirk

The Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Dunkirk recently created an endowment with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) honoring the late Bob Harris of Dunkirk. The endowment recognizes the many years Bob Harris served the Historical Society and the people of Dunkirk. Bob was a founding member of the Historical Society and Museum in 1973. He served as its first Treasurer and Curator. In 1979, he worked with the City of Dunkirk and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to secure the former Christian Science church on Washington Avenue as the permanent home of the Dunkirk Historical Museum. The museum in its new site opened in 1980. 

NCCF Accepting Applications for Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. Scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and the Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. are accepting applications for the Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. Scholarship. Women currently enrolled in college or returning are eligible to apply.  Although many of NCCF’s over 200 scholarships benefit high school students or graduating seniors, several NCCF funds benefit nontraditional students such as those served by this scholarship.

Ripley Community & Heritage Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications from charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community. 

Formed in 2000,  the RCHF’s missions to enrich the lives of Ripley residents.  To help the community, the RCHF administers a grant program specifically for volunteer organizations providing valuable services within the Ripley community. Over 140 community businesses, citizens and organizations joined to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund endowment held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF).  To date, the RCHF has distributed over $39,168 to Ripley organizations. Committee members are Chair Lew Barnes, Vice Chair Richard Wade, Secretary Mary Beth Chess, Dave Bower, Richard Eimers, Terry Eggleston and Pete Ryan.