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Young Scholars Win Record Amount from Cafaro Foundation


June 7, 2021



Young Scholars Win Record Amount from Cafaro Foundation


As the current academic year ends, 41 local students are able to look forward to next year with new financial support from the Cafaro Foundation.  They will receive a total of $122,000 in scholarship grants, the largest amount ever awarded by the foundation in a single year. Trustees of the foundation selected the recipients primarily for their academic merit, while also considering the students’ financial need and the recommendations of teachers and guidance counselors.

The William M. and Alyce Cafaro Scholarship is awarded to Aiden Exline, of Girard, Ohio.

The 36 winners of John A. Cafaro Scholarships are:

Thomas Larney

Emily McNicol

Lenna Atway

Ashley Bahrey

Jenna Billet

Grace Campbell

Isabella Canzonetta

Tiara Carter

Gianna DelGarbino

Leah Durkin

Catie Herberger

Natalie Horvath

McKenna Jamieson

Abbey Johns

Brooke Meyer

Gina Ricciardi

Leah Scala

Ashley Wood

Maxwell Zuschin

Kaelyn Cleevely

Justin Clegg

Rachel Fabry

Alexis Gonda

Alyson Gonda

Courtney Hughes

Nicholas Khalil

Nicholas Markulin

Daniel McClelland

Cara McNally

Madelyn Miklandric

Anna Morgione

George Naples

Kendall Nigh

Michael Nolfi

Rocco Pilolli

Alyssa Sheely



Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarships are awarded to four students:


Stephen Rohan II

                                                Brandon Malahtaris

                                                Sarah Rader

                                                Kaylynn Thomas



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.  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.  Since its inception in 1996, the Cafaro Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to worthy organizations and individuals.