Five Portville graduates receive CRCF-managed Portville College scholarships

Five Portville Central School graduates recently received scholarships from the Portville College Scholarships Fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

Colin Kloc

Justina VanSickle

Kelsey Thompson

Colin Kloc, Justina VanSickle, Logan Thierman, Elayna Keim and Kelsey Thompson all received scholarships from the Portville College Scholarships Fund.

The fund, established by Portville College Scholarships, makes possible scholarships for students who volunteer at the school store or annual Portville College Scholarship phonathon fundraiser.

Kloc, who received $600, will be attending Houghton College to study biology/environmental science. Thompson, who received $400, will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study radiologic science.

Receiving $200, Keim will study nursing at Jamestown Community College. VanSickle, who received $150, will study pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Findlay. Thierman, who received $100, will attend Alfred State College to study diagnostic medical sonography.

Elayna Keim

Logan Thierman

In total, Portville Central School graduates received over $7,000 in scholarships from scholarship funds managed by CRCF this year.

Donations can be made to the Portville College Scholarships Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

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