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Allegany County Area Foundation annouces the Amanda Nicole Curcio Scholarship


The Family of Amanda Curcio has established a scholarship with the Allegany County Area Foundation in her memory. The Belfast Central School senior passed away in May of 2007.

Though Amanda lived in several places throughout the state of New York, she loved Belfast and considered it home. She liked the outdoors, music, playing sports, and treasured time with her family and friends. Creative, sensitive, and artistic, Amanda played the guitar and was especially interested in creative writing, drawing, art, and poetry.

She contributed greatly to the Belfast Central School through her kind, caring, and positive nature. Amanda enjoyed making people laugh, smile and appreciate time spent together. She helped others to find their community of friends within BCS and to thrive there. Always very mindful of others, looking out for their well-being and happiness.

The Amanda Nicole Curcio Scholarship will benefit Belfast Central School students who reflect Amanda’s care and concern for others and display a solid academic record, with special consideration given to applicants showing an interest in creative writing and/or intent to pursue this at the college level.

BCS seniors and graduates may apply for the scholarship through ACAF’s regular online application, which will open on November 1.

This scholarship was originally created in 2007 and school-based before being moved to ACAF this summer.

Questions about the scholarship may be directed to Bruce Campbell at ACAF at or 585-296-5616.

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