More students than ever will find their college tuition burden lightened by the Cafaro Foundation. The foundation is awarding 22 scholarships, with a total value of $48,000, to the following recipients from Mahoning County:
Anthony Billet and Joseph Corradi of Youngstown will receive $3,000 John A. Cafaro Scholarship Grants. Cafaro grants of $2,000 are awarded to Megan DeVicchio and Phillip Hall of Boardman, Valentina Marginean and Sophia Santisi of Youngstown, and Nicholas Morgione and Matthew Yourstowsky of Canfield.
The newly-established Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 is being awarded to Lisa Stewart of Canfield. A Pipino Scholarship of $3,000 will go to Amanda Lukehart of Boardman. Winners of $2,000 Pipino Scholarships are Roni Bair of North Lima, Jared Bohr of Austintown, and Jerry Lawman of Poland. $1,000 Pipino grants will go to Ryan DiPietro of Boardman, Rebecca Haag of North Lima and Maria Mancini of Poland.
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.
The Cafaro Foundation is a charitable entity established by the Cafaro family in loving memory of William M. Cafaro, the founder of the real estate development and management company that bears his name in Youngstown. For over a half century, Mr. Cafaro, along with his wife Alyce and brother John A. Cafaro, enthusiastically supported churches, schools, hospitals and other charitable causes.