LAKEWOOD - Rachel Nomes of Frewsburg has received a $1,500 Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded in partnership between Chautauqua Mall and Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities for youth. Nomes is a recent graduate who plans to study graphic design at Pensacola Christian College in the fall.
"We are very proud of the Simon Youth Scholarships program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community," said Cynde Breneman, Chautauqua Mall's director of marketing and business development.
Pictured, from left, are Rachel Nomes, Simon Youth Foundation scholarship winner; Cynde Breneman, Chautauqua Mall director of marketing; and Jacqueline Chiarot, regional director of U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s Office.
With a combined value of more than $1 million, Simon Youth Scholarships have been awarded this spring to at least one student in every U.S. community that is home to a Simon property.
"Education opens doors and creates opportunities for youth to pursue their dreams," said J. Michael Durnil, Simon Youth Foundation president and CEO. "We are proud that Simon Youth Scholarships ignite hope for students by helping clear financial obstacles that stand in the way of higher education."
Rachel also received congratulatory gifts from Chautauqua Mall, supporting retailers Heritage Living, Things Remembered and Tina's Hallmark, and a certificate of achievement from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed's office.