Community Foundation offers trade and vocational scholarships

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has $1 million to award local students furthering their education during the 2013-2014 school year and the deadline to apply is quickly approaching.

Scholarship applications for current college students and graduating high school seniors are due June 1. Application forms are available online at www.crcfonline.org. Guidance counselors at all Chautauqua County high schools have been updated with guidelines and applications for seniors looking to further their education.

While some scholarships benefit students studying at a four-year institution, many scholarships are designed for students interested in studying a trade or attending a two-year institution. Some of those trades or vocational majors include welding, construction, automotive, engineering and agriculture.

The application process is simple and one form will match students with the scholarships that best fit their course of study. To begin, visit www.crcfonline.org and look for the “Going to College” link on the right side of the website. Click the link and follow the instructions on the next page. Applications are due June 1. Supportive material, including transcripts and financial aid information, is due June 30. Applicants will be reminded of important dates and deadlines via email. Students who received awards in the past still need to apply online since applications are not carried over from year to year.

For questions, or if an applicant needs further assistance, contact the Community Foundation’s Program Officer, Lisa Lynde at 661-3390 or via email, llynde@crcfonline.org. Information regarding deadlines and other Community Foundation activity can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/crcfonline.