Cafaro Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Two-dozen young scholars from the Mahoning Valley are receiving scholarships from the Cafaro Foundation, and this year the amount of scholarship money climbed to a new high, $57,000.

Trustees of the Cafaro Foundation awarded the scholarship grants based primarily on the students’ academic merit, while also considering their financial need and the recommendations of teachers and guidance counselors, according to an announcement from the foundation. The individual scholarships range in value from $5,000 to $1,000.

The Cafaro Foundation is a charitable entity established by the Cafaro family in memory of William M. Cafaro, the founder of the real estate development and management company that bears his name. Since its inception in 1996, the Cafaro Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to worthy organizations and individuals.

The 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.

Winners of William M. and Alyce Cafaro, John A. Cafaro and Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarships are:

  • Mallory Allen, Canfield High School
  • Rayann Atway, Canfield High School
  • Abigail Beadle, Austintown Fitch High School
  • Claire Beadle, Austintown Fitch High School
  • Peter Berarducci, Boardman High School
  • Jeremy Borton, Liberty High School
  • DeAndre’ Brown, Liberty High School
  • Alexandra Colacino, Ursuline High School
  • Kimberly Cordy, Liberty High School
  • Alessandra Corradi, Austintown Fitch High School
  • Corbin Croom, Chaney High School
  • Jerica Day, Ursuline High School
  • Nathaniel DeRenzis, Liberty High School
  • Melinda Hannon, Poland Seminary High School
  • Kaylyn Hoschar, Ursuline High School
  • Richard Jenkins, Jr., Canfield High School
  • Mara McCloud, Ursuline High School
  • Nicholas Narkum, Liberty High School
  • Samantha Niznik, Austintown Fitch High School
  • Joshua Schlueter, Crestview High School
  • Joseph Sebest, Ursuline High School
  • Gregory Sop, Jr., Liberty High School
  • Scott Williams, Austintown Fitch High School
  • Andrew Wollet, Cardinal Mooney High School

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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