Cafaro Grants $49K in Scholarships

The Cafaro Foundation announced Tuesday they awarded $49,000 in scholarships to local students. This is the largest annual amount ever awarded by the foundation.

Twenty students have been selected as recipients. Trustees of the Cafaro Foundation awarded the grants based on the student’s academic merit, while considering financial need and the recommendation of teachers and guidance counselors. A list of students and their awards are listed below.

The Cafaro Foundation was established in memory of William M. Cafaro, the founder of the real estate development and management company that bears his name in Youngstown.

Since its inception in 1996, the Cafaro Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals. The Youngstown-based Cafaro Company is one of America’s largest privately-held real estate development firms, managing more than 30-million square feet of property in 11 states.


The William M. and Alyce Cafaro Memorial Scholarship $5,000:

Ashley Seybert, McDonald

John A. Cafaro Scholarship, $3,000:

Marissa Simon, Youngstown

Scott Williams, Youngstown

John A. Cafaro Scholarships, $2,000

Michael Berlin, Hubbard

Julia Clemente, Hubbard

Karina Hayek, Hubbard,

Aaron Loveless, Hubbard,

Joseph Spurio, Hubbard

Taylor Ginnis, Warren

Anthony Kempe, Girard

Anthony Kempe, Girard

Alexis Laney, Brookfield

Joseph Menkhaus, Jr., Cuyahoga Heights

The Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship, $5,500:

Joshua Schlueter, New Waterford

The Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship, $3,000:

Vincent Morocco, Austintown

The Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship, $2,500

Charnitta Benson, Youngstown

The Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship, $2,000

Sarah Ferguson, East Liverpool

Kaylyn Hoschar, Youngstown

Sarah Kelly, Campbell

Stacy Swarthout, Hubbard

A $1,000 grant:

Ryan DiPietro, Boardman





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