YSU Foundation Scholarship Application

The Youngstown State University Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that distributes resources from privately held funds to support YSU students through scholarships. The YSU Foundation is the designated philanthropic entity of Youngstown State University.

Upon completion of this online application, you will be considered for a number of YSU Foundation scholarships. A comprehensive list of scholarships awarded through completion of this application can be found here: list of included scholarships. If selected, you will be notified by letter.

We recommend you continue your search at YSU's Financial Aid online scholarship search and by checking with your college/department for additional opportunities.

Note: A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a requirement of many scholarships.

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