The Howard I. Fisher Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by Howard’s brother Leonard. Leonard established this scholarship as a tribute to his brother’s kindness towards others and his commitment to his friends and family. Howard’s love of art led to the dedication to his craft as a graphic designer. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Cliffe College of Creative Arts & Communication majoring in Graphic Design.
The Officer Justin A. Leo ‘324’ Memorial Scholarship in Education was established in 2018 by David and Patricia Leo, along with family and friends of Girard Police Officer, Justin A. Leo. Justin was a 2017 graduate of Youngstown State University and a 2009 graduate of the YSU Police Academy. He was a member of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department, the Vienna Police Department and the city of Girard Police Department. This scholarship will serve as a lasting legacy to honor Justin’s dedication to duty and his selfless nature in serving others. It is awarded to a student enrolled in the Beeghly College of Education.
The Zwick Family Difference Maker Scholarship was established in 2017 by former YSU student athletes, Dr. and Mrs. Jared and Tamara (Rudy) Zwick. Tamara was a standout volleyball athlete at Youngstown State, while Jared excelled on the football field for the Penguins. Their scholarship personifies the same dedication and desire that Tamara and Jared displayed during their careers at YSU. This scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete on either the YSU women’s volleyball team or YSU football team.
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.