The Youngstown State University Foundation (YSUF) 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 application, you will be considered for a number of YSU Foundation
scholarships awarded for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
In addition, applicants will also be considered for a number of scholarships awarded through the university, local organizations and private donors. If you are a student enrolled in the Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA), the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education (BCLASSE) or the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services (BCHHS), you must complete this application to qualify for scholarships awarded by the college.
There are currently 620 scholarships awarded through completion of this application. A comprehensive list of these scholarships can be found here: list of included scholarships.
We recommend you continue your search by using the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships' online scholarship search and by checking with your college/department for additional opportunities.
If selected, you will be notified by letter.
Note: A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a requirement of many scholarships.
Penguin Portal IDYour Penguin Portal ID is found on your YSU ID card and consists of all characters to the left of the '@' symbol in your YSU email address. For example, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, then your Penguin Portal ID is ppenguin. If you do not know your YSU email address, click to search by your name.
Penguin Portal PasswordEnter your Penguin portal password. If you are a first time user, or have never logged into the Penguin Portal, click for directions on how to set your password and activate your account.