YSU Foundation Trustees award new scholarships



Six Youngstown State University students have been named to the inaugural class of recipients for the YSU Foundation Trustee Scholarship, a newly endowed scholarship funded by philanthropic gifts from foundation trustees.

The scholarship winners are:

  • Sumeet Kaur, a junior Biology major with a 3.74 GPA. She is a Canfield High School graduate.
  • Gia Pascarella, a freshman, major undetermined. She is a Hickory High School graduate with a 3.60 GPA.
  • Emanuel Magiassos, a senior Finance major with a 3.54 GPA. He is a Howland High School graduate.
  • Alexander Kluchar, a freshman Music Performance Voice major. He is a Canfield High School graduate with a 3.29 GPA.
  • Tamyka Scott, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work with a 3.75 GPA.  She is a Chaney High School graduate.
  • Jameel Hasan, a junior non-traditional student majoring in Political Science. He has a 3.2 GPA.

Each student was awarded a $1,000, one-year renewable scholarship. Recipients will be recognized at the board’s next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday, August 28 in Melnick Hall.

The YSU Foundation Trustees Scholarship was established by the board this year to celebrate the foundation’s 50 years of service to the university. Out of 42 trustees, 24 have also established and supported their own, individually named scholarships.

To be eligible for a YSU Foundation Trustees Scholarship, a student must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at YSU with at least a 3.00 GPA. Applicants must complete the FAFSA; financial need is not a requirement but will be considered. Selection is made by the YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, in conjunction with the YSU Foundation.