YSU Foundation to Provide Extra $1.4M in Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Foundation will provide an additional $1.4 million in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.

The scholarships, up to $4,000, will specifically aid students in financial need affected by COVID-19. Existing students, incoming freshman and transfer students to YSU are eligible. 

Application information will be announced in the coming months.

“The Emergency COVID-19 Scholarship plays an all-important role for students who are facing circumstances that impact their tuition expenses,” said Youngstown State President Jim Tressel in a statement. “YSU remains one of the most affordable universities in Ohio, but we understand students sometimes may need further support. We want them to know there is an affordable, quality education available here at Youngstown State University.”

The scholarship will be funded through the Youngstown State University Foundation’s board-designated merit scholarship endowment funds. 

“We are grateful to the countless donors, many of whom are no longer with us, who have made this emergency allocation possible,” said YSU Foundation President Paul McFadden. “I also wish to extend a special thank you to our Board of Trustees for their vision and leadership in creating this funding at a time of unprecedented need for students.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.