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Jamestown Community College Foundation Chooses USA Scholarship For Give Big CHQ

The Jamestown Community College Foundation will direct all funds raised during this year’s Give Big CHQ campaign Thursday to the Unified Student Assistance Scholarship.

Give Big CHQ is a 24-hour online fundraising event that helps individuals find and contribute to causes they care about in Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation hosts this initiative to bring the community together in celebration of the work of local nonprofit organizations. Since 2018, the annual day of giving has raised over $1.7 million dollars and heightened awareness of the work nonprofits do in the area.

The USA Scholarship was established in 1979 to cover tuition for first-time students at JCC who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class. One-hundred thirty-three of the best and brightest students in the area benefitted from the award last year. The scholarship has provided over $10 million since its inception to more than 4,000 students, allowing them to attend JCC tuition-free.

“The USA Scholarship is critical to JCC’s ability to attract top scholars,” said Carissa Bentley, development and alumni relations coordinator for the JCC Foundation. “Give Big CHQ is a great way to add to the endowment because there are matching gift and power hours that help ensure every donation will go a long way toward continuing the USA Scholarship legacy and supporting our next generation of recipients.”

To explore local nonprofits and contribute to the USA Scholarship, visit givebigchq.org.

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