By working under the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, our fund operates as a 501C3 charitable fundraising organization.


Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship

Our first scholarship committee is developed. 

Rather than receiving gifts from their Aunt Lynn and Uncle Lee and Aunt Kay and Uncle Lenny, Shea, Katlyn, Chance, Alex, Olivia, Luciano and Noelle decided they would rather help a soon-to-be-college student in memory of their Aunt Laurie Anzivine.

These now young adults witnessed their aunt, as young children, face her battle with breast cancer. They lived it with her, all the while maintaining their daily life and dealing with the hurt of losing her.

And so, the Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship, established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, became available to area students, beginning in 2017, who have been affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis.​

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from any high school in Cattaraugus County as first preference or any high school in the surrounding community, defined as those within a 30 to 40 mile radius of Olean, NY, including Pennsylvania. The scholarship can be used for attendance at a 2 or 4 year college or a post-secondary trade school. The student must have or have had an immediate family member (which includes legal guardian, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents, aunt, uncle, niece and nephew, and in-laws of the same categories.) who has gone through cancer treatment. The student must be in good academic standing. Financial need is not a factor. The applicant must submit an essay of no more than 350 words explaining what the student learned from his/her family member who struggled with cancer and the impact it left on him/her and what advice the student would give to someone else who may face the same situation.


Scholarship information will be available on the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Site ( beginning Febraruary 1st.