Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarship (new students only)

Graduate scholarships are available from the College of Graduate Studies for new graduate students accepted into a YSU graduate degree program, except the Doctor of Education, Physical Therapy, Materials Science and Engineering, Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthetist programs. 

Criteria for the scholarship

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above
  • All undergraduate coursework for the earned bachelor’s degree will be included in determining the GPA.

Each scholarship is renewable for up to 6 semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 graduate GPA and completes a minimum of 6 semester hours of graduate courses in the fall semester and 6 graduate hours in the spring semester.

The Graduate Scholarship is applied to the instructional fees only.  Students receiving the College Credit Plus Instructor scholarship are ineligible for the Graduate Scholarship.

No scholarship application is required; however, this scholarship is competitive and will be distributed according to GPA until the allocation for each program is met.  Students should apply for admission early as funds are limited.  

The College of Graduate Studies supports the April 15th Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Amount: $500 - $1,000 to be credited toward the instructional fee each fall and spring semester if renewal requirements are met

Renewable: Yes

Dr. Eugene D. Scudder Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship

Dr. Eugene D. Scudder Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship is a cash award given to a chemistry graduate student for outstanding performance in teaching assignments. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.

Amount: $100
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: Not Applicable
Renewable: No
Contact: Counseling Department, 330-941-3257

Dr. Robert A. DiGiulio Scholarship

The Dr. Robert A. DiGiulio Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Counseling who has been accepted into the program. The recipient must demonstrate need and be a non-traditional female student over the age of 25 years. Student must have at least a 3.00 average in Departmental courses.

Amount: $500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: February 1
Renewable: Information not available
Contact: Counseling Department, 330-941-3257

Gertrude Hendricks Family Life Scholarship

The Gertrude Hendricks Family Life Scholarship is available each year to a graduate student whose undergraduate major has afforded preparation for an effective contribution to the family life area. Application is by letter to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The following information should be included: undergraduate major, degree, and year; other degree work, if any; current graduate program; career goal(s); a statement of how the Hendricks scholarship will help the student to achieve his or her goal(s); and a statement of how the scholarship will prepare the student for "an effective contribution to the family life area."

Amount: Varies
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes
Contact: College of Graduate Studies, 330-941-3091

Application Form*

Doris Burdman Scholarship - Graduate

The Doris Burdman Scholarship - Graduate is awarded to a student enrolled in the Master of Social Work program who is maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate level social work courses by the semester the award is to be granted. The recipient must showcase a commitment and dedication to the social work field as demonstrated through completion of an essay.

Amount: $2,500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: February 15
Renewable: No
Contact: Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Department of Social Work, 330-941-1598

Dr. James A. Reeder Graduate Scholarship

Dr. James A. Reeder Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a current chemistry graduate student who will be enrolled at YSU at least part-time during the next academic year. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.

Amount: Varies, minimum $500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: No
Contact: Chemistry Department for more information

Earl E. Edgar Memorial Scholarship

The Earl E. Edgar Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student studying the humanities. Applicant must be enrolled in the MA program in American Studies, English, or History; have regular admission status; and have at least half of the degree program requirements completed at the time of application. Application is by letter to the College of Graduate Studies. Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes
Contact: College of Graduate Studies, 330-941-3091

Application Form*

ROTC Scholarship

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army. Recipients must pass a physical fitness test, be U.S. citizens, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and minimum ACT of 19 or SAT of 930.

Amount: Up to $12,000 per school year or $48,000 for 4 yrs
Awards Available: Not applicable
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes, must be full-time with 2.5 GPA
Contact: Military Science Department at 330-941-3205


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