Anthony Carrero, of Buffalo, is the first recipient of the Michael Pinto Memorial Scholarship.
Anthony is a 2016 graduate of Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo who will be attending Canisius College this fall to follow his passion of giving back and leaving the world a better place – a credo that has followed him through high school as well.
He plans to major in either biochemistry or bioinformatics in the hopes of riding the wave of big data and research to inform public health. Anthony’s interest in the area of biochemistry sparked during his internship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the summer of 2015 where he worked on analysis of tobacco-like products and their properties.
For Anthony, giving back doesn’t stop in the science lab. While in high school, he was selected to take part in a mentoring program in his Spanish class, and translated those skills as a teaching assistant in his classroom here in Buffalo, as well as during a school-sponsored trip to Puerto Rico to revitalize a schoolyard and visit with nursing home residents. He was able to converse with them in their own language, something he also hopes to have the chance to do with his own grandfather who lives in Puerto Rico.
Anthony lives in Buffalo with his parents, JoAnne and Roberto Carrero, and siblings Jordan, Nathan and Samantha. JoAnne Carrero has been with M&T since 2001 and is a Payment Services Operations Manager II in Banking Services.
Congratulations Anthony, we look forward to hearing about the many wonderful accomplishments your future brings and we are glad to be part of the continuing legacy left by Mike Pinto.
About The Michael Pinto Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Pinto Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Mike Pinto’s 29-year career with M&T Bank, where he served in many leadership roles including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman.
The Michael Pinto Memorial Scholarship covers the annual cost of tuition, room and board for undergraduate education at either Canisius or SUNY at Buffalo for one student for four years. To qualify, the student must be the child of any current M&T employee, throughout the footprint, who serves as an Assistant Vice President, Banking Officer or non-officer role. Applicants are evaluated based on their personal commitment to values espoused by the late Mr. Pinto and their academic merit.
Next year’s scholarship will be offered through SUNY at Buffalo. The application process will be announced in the fall of 2016 and a recipient will be selected sometime in the spring of 2017.