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Chuck Housteau Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Chuck Housteau was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Upon graduation, Chuck enrolled at Youngstown State University where he became a writer for the student newspaper The Jambar. As a result of Chuck's natural ability to write, he was promoted to editor. While editor, Chuck conceived the idea of Pete the Penguin having a partner, which eventually created Penny the Penguin. Chuck graduated in 1982 with a degree in journalism. Shortly thereafter, Covelli Enterprises offered Chuck a career position in management where he continued for 30 years.
Although Chuck thoroughly enjoyed his time in management, his passion was always sports journalism, most especially high school sports. Chuck and his two brothers decided to author "The Valley Playbook" a publication that specialized in covering Mahoning Valley high school sports. Eventually, Chuck embarked on a third career as a sports writer for the Youngstown Vindicator where he wrote for over 25 years. After Chuck's untimely death at age 51, family and friends felt his name and love of writing would be best preserved by establishing the Chuck Housteau Memorial Scholarship in Journalism. The family also wanted to express Chuck's general love of people by acknowledging that he was an organ donor.

Eligible applicants must be a junior or senior who are pursuing a degree in Journalism with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

College: Business Administration
YSU Foundation Scholarship: Yes
FAFSA required: No
Scholarship Amount: Varies
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline Date: February 1
Renewable: Yes

Contact Information: Williamson College of Business Administration, 330-941-2376