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Scholarship essay contest for 2011 energy conference

October 12, 2011
Westfield Republican
JAMESTOWN — Officials from Chautauqua County, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) joined together today to announce details of the second annual Chautauqua County Energy Conference Scholarship.

The three scholarship prizes are awarded each year in conjunction with the Annual Chautauqua County Energy Conference and Expo, which will be held on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.

Scholarship prizes will be awarded based on essays written by high school seniors in Chautauqua County who will be graduating in 2012.

Randy Sweeney, Executive Director of CRCF, explained that the essay needs to focus on ways to power cars and trucks under the heading, “What Should Power These in 2025?”

“Each school will select one essay to be submitted to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation by the Sept. 30 deadline,” Sweeney said. “Judging by an independent selection committee will begin Oct. 3.”

Scholarship awards of $500, $350, and $250 will be awarded for the top three essays and winners will be invited to present their essays at a special recognition session at the Conference on Saturday, Oct. 29.

“As many of our County’s high school seniors are already in the process of visiting colleges and planning for their future next fall, I am excited that the CCIDA and CRCF will again be giving seniors the opportunity to compete for these scholarships to aid in their academic aspirations,” said Chautauqua County Executive Gregory Edwards.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Energy Conference Scholarships, contact the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation at 661-3390 or visit

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From left to right: Doug Champ, Chairman of Chautauqua County Energy Conference & Expo; Carol Rasmussen, CCIDA Project Manager; Greg Edwards, Chautauqua County Executive; and Randy Sweeney, Executive Director of Chautauqua Region Community Foundation promote a scholarship essay contest with the theme of “What should power these (cars and trucks) in 2025?”



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