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By John Tucker

Friends Foundation Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors


$1000.00 will be awarded to one Allegany County Senior

For the 15th consecutive year, Friends of Allegany Arc is excited to announce they will be offering a scholarship to one person in the graduating class of 2023. The scholarship is open to all Allegany County High School students planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2023.

Friends of Allegany Arc was established in 1995 to ensure appropriate financial resources exist to protect and expand the opportunities available to the individuals the Arc serves. The Friends Board donates needed monies to individuals in order to promote and improve services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Criteria for the scholarship includes that the applicant must be a high school senior currently attending school, a resident of Allegany County and plan on entering college to pursue a degree in a field to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (i.e. Human Services Field, Special Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), and Speech Therapy).

Applications must be typed or printed legibly and be received by April 30, 2023 to be considered for eligibility. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Two letters of recommendation must be included with the application in sealed envelopes with appropriate signatures from someone who knows your academic and/or community work (teachers, advisers, employers, church member, coach, etc.). Letters from relatives will not be accepted.

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded. For more information on the scholarship or to download the application, please visit The Arc Allegany-Steuben’s website at  

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