Four area students receive Murphy scholarship

Four area high school graduates each recently received a $10,000 John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Tyler Lashway of Port Allegany High School; Emily Rohrs and Anna Seamon, both of Allegany-Limestone Central School; and Olean High School’s Natalie Sova each received the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship.

The $10,000 scholarship is given in four yearly increments of $2,500. The John J. Murphy Family Scholarship was established through a grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas and was continued with donations from of John J. “Jack” Murphy, former CEO and Chairman of Dresser Industries.

The scholarship is given with preference for a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, engineering or business. The scholarship is available to area students from Allegany, Cattaraugus, McKean (PA) and Potter (PA) counties, but first preference is for students from Olean area schools. Preference is also given to students whose family members are or have been employed by Dresser-Rand.

Lashway plans to attend Penn State to study chemical engineering. Rohrs will study mathematics at Grove City College. Seamon will study environmental engineering with a minor in engineering management at Wilkes University. Sova will major in business administration with a minor in biological sciences at Ohio University.

Donations can be made to the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at cattfoundation.org.

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 foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online atwww.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

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