Art Canning Memorial Scholarship

The Art Canning Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Art’s parents Fred and Diane Canning. Art grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where he was involved in many activities ranging from athletics to the Youngstown Connection singing group. Art took pride in everything he did and it showed through his relentless hard work and practice. He went away to college, choosing the University of Pennsylvania and eventually earned a job at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Art was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s disease during the second semester of his senior year. Sadly, Art passed away on February 24th, 2004, but his relentless and passionate spirit lives on through his scholarship. It is awarded to students pursuing their Masters of Social Work in honor of the social workers who helped Art throughout his journey.

David Baker