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Allegany County Area Foundation Announces New Scholarship Will Support Cuba-Rushford Graduates


The Cuba Council of Churches (Council) has entrusted its scholarship program to the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF).

The Council is made up of five Cuba-based churches – Christ Episcopal, Cuba United Methodist, First Baptist, North Park Wesleyan, and Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic – that work together to support the Cuba community. In addition to the scholarship program, the Council supports a combined Food Pantry and an annual holiday assistance program.  The five member congregations are also active individually in service and outreach.

The scholarship will be awarded to a CRCS senior who is an active participant in her/his church (the award is not limited to the five Council congregations) and demonstrates an active faith and service. CRCS seniors can apply through the regular ACAF application process and may receive this scholarship in addition to others managed by ACAF.

Council President Rev. Jonathan D. Ward of North Park Wesleyan Church notes that the Council chose to endow the scholarship through ACAF given the Foundation’s track record ‘and the ability to turn our current funds into guaranteed benefit to our community instead of having to rely upon annual fundraisers that any given year may or may not be sufficient. God has blessed us in this generation in order to make the world a better place for future generations for His glory.  It is our joy to be faithful in passing on what He has entrusted to our care.’

For additional information about Cuba Council of Churches programs please contact one of the member congregations. If you’d like to contribute to this or another ACAF fund or would like information about establishing a grant or scholarship, contact ACAF at or 585-296-5616.

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