Joseph Edwards Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph Edwards Memorial Scholarship was established by Joseph’s friends and family as a way to honor him. After attending Youngstown State University, Joseph started as a faculty member at the Dana School of Music in 1969 before ultimately becoming Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication. During his tenure with YSU, he was the recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Professor of Music Award and the prestigious Watson Award. In 2000, Dean Edwards was honored with a chairperson’s leadership award and was the first recipient of the College of Fine and Performing Arts Alumni Award. His scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Dana School of Music.