YSU Offers $1K Grants to Students for Virus Relief

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Students at Youngstown State University who received Pell Grants during the spring semester are eligible to apply for $1,000 to help with expenses during the coronavirus outbreak.

As part of the university’s funding through the federal coronavirus relief bill, YSU is offering the grant to the more than 3,500 students who received Pell Grants this semester.

Students can apply at YSU.edu/caresgrant. Once eligibility is verified, the $1,000 will be disbursed by direct deposit or check. There is no application deadline, but any of YSU’s funds not used within 12 months must be returned to the federal government. Pell Grant recipients enrolled in online programs as of March 13 are not eligible. 

“These grants will certainly help ease the financial burden that many of our students are feeling as a result of the pandemic,” said Eddie Howard, vice president for student affairs, in a statement.

For more information on the Penguins CARE Emergency Grant, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The grant is in addition to refunds students have already received for general fees and for room and board fees for university housing. Also separate from the Care Grant is the Penguin-to-Penguin fund established by the YSU Foundation to help students with pandemic-related financial needs. The fund has received more than $75,000 in private donations. Students who want to apply for Penguin-to-Penguin funds can do so here.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.