The John & Nancy Cossentino Memorial Honors Scholarship was established by John and Nancy’s family as a memorial to them, the value they placed on education, their tireless efforts to empower others, and their practice of giving back in time, talent, and treasure. Upon John and Nancy’s first meeting, John asked Nancy to marry him. They married one week later; a marriage that lasted thirty years until John’s passing in 1996. Following John’s passing, Nancy continued working and enjoying time with her grandchildren, until her passing in 2017. Their scholarship will benefit a full-time student enrolled in the Honors College.
The Robert E. Steele Scholarship in Engineering was established in 2012 by Robert Steele. Robert earned his B.E. in Electrical Engineering in 1971. After graduation, he joined the Packard Electric Division of General Motors which later became Delphi Automotive Systems. During his 37 years at GM/Delphi, he worked in the Advanced Engineering Group where he did design and development of automotive electronics systems. During this time he was awarded 15 patents, received the Delphi Automotive Systems Presidents Award for Innovation, and was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame. His scholarship will benefit a full-time student from Northeast Ohio, completing a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
The Thomas J. McCormick Memorial Scholarship was established by the family, friends, and fraternal brothers of Tommy McCormick. It honors not only Tommy’s selfless spirit, but also his unwavering commitment to helping those in need. His scholarship will benefit a student working towards a bachelor of science in business administration.
The Mike and Janet Murray Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mike and Janet Murray. Mike and Janet are avid travelers, having visited over fifty countries, all seven continents, all fifty states, the North Pole and Antarctica. Both are passionate supporters of YSU and are frequently seen in the stands proudly cheering on the Penguins. Their scholarship will benefit a member of the Women’s Basketball team who is in good academic standing.