Education

YSU Scholarship Created in Honor of Humphries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new scholarship created to honor former Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President Tom Humphries will support students in Youngstown State University’s business and economic programs.

During Humphries time with the organization, from 1997 to 2017, Regional Chamber membership doubled to 3,000, helped bring in $5 billion in area investment and led infrastructure projects such as the state Route 711 connector project.

“The YSU Foundation cannot thank the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber enough for creating this scholarship endowment in Tom’s honor,” said YSU Foundation senior development officer Brian Nord in a statement. “Like Tom’s service to the area, this scholarship will have a positive, lasting impact on YSU and its students.”    

The YSU Foundation is an independent private 501(c)3 that serves as the fundraising arm of Youngstown State. 

The scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Williamson College of Business Administration or economics majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Students must be undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and graduate from high schools in Mahoning or Trumbull counties.

Pictured: Retired Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President Tom Humphries, YSU President Jim Tressel, current Regional Chamber President James Dignan and YSU Foundation development officer Brian Nord.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.