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Houghton University to Match Allegany County Area Foundation Scholarships


For many years, several New York colleges assisted students financially through Dollars for scholars Collegiate Partners program, under which they partially matched scholarships awarded by Dollars for Scholars affiliates, including the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF). When Dollars for Scholars ended the program last fall, ACAF contacted these former matching colleges and other WNY colleges and universities about setting up matches directly with the Foundation.

Among the schools confirming that they will support Allegany County students with a match is former Collegiate Partner Houghton University. Effective immediately, students using an ACAF scholarship at Houghton will receive a matching award of up to $750. The match is for bachelor’s degree programs only and may be received for four years (students do have to re-apply each year). Students receiving tuition benefits through other programs (e.g., ROTC, Tuition Exchange, Founder’s Promise, Tuition Remission) will not be eligible.

“We really appreciate Houghton’s continuing commitment to local schools and students,” Notes ACAF’s Bruce Campbell.

Check back in the weeks ahead for information about additional matching colleges.
ACAF awards $325,000 in scholarships annually to Allegany County Students. The online scholarship application is open each year from November through early February.

For more information about Houghton programs, go to

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