Angelo R. Cesta Memorial Scholarship

The Angelo R. Cesta Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by Dr. Anita & Mr. David Hackstedde in memory of Dr. Hackstedde’s brother, Angelo R. Cesta. Angelo was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis before his first birthday. He refused to let his diagnosis limit his pursuits. His zest for life and desire to help others overcome their health challenges led to his interest in a healthcare-related field. Angelo’s illness caused frequent hospitalizations during his college years, but he refused to let that deter him as he became part of YSU’s inaugural physical therapy graduating class of 1998. Angelo passed away from complications of CF on January 6, 2000. This scholarship is awarded to physical therapy students to honor Angelo’s memory and ensure that they have the opportunity to pursue their passion like Angelo did.

David Baker