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Richard and Mary Price Scholarship in Accounting

The Richard and Mary Price Scholarship in Accounting was established in 2017 by Richard and Mary Price. Richard graduated from Youngstown University in 1959 with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. Mary graduated from Youngstown University in 1961 with a B.S. in Accounting. They are grateful for the opportunity that YSU (then Youngstown University) provided them and want others to have that same opportunity. Their scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in Accounting in the Williamson College of Business Administration.

Krok Family Memorial Scholarship

The Krok Family Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by Bob and Peggy Krok to memorialize the hard work and character of their beloved daughter Stacey. Bob graduated from Youngstown State University in 1968 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. The excellent education and experience provided by YSU not only allowed Bob a successful industrial career but also the means to raise 3 wonderful and talented daughters. Bob and Peggy’s daughter Stacey received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and later her M.B.A. from University of California Berkeley. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide the recipient with the opportunity and means to succeed in life just as Stacey did. It will be awarded annually to a female student in the STEM program.

Rick Shale Scholarship in English

The Rick Shale Scholarship in English was established by Rick Shale in 2016. Rick was born and raised in the Youngstown area and is a graduate of Boardman High School. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and earned his Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in American Culture from the University of Michigan. As a Professor of English, Rick taught courses in film study and screenwriting until his retirement in 2011. He is the co-author of Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer, Historic Mill Creek Park, and many others. His scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English.

Victoria Berkey Kreiser Scholarship for Secondary Education

The Victoria Berkey Kreiser Scholarship for Secondary Education was established in recognition of Edith P. Painter, Dean of Women at Youngstown University. In 1965 when faced with the reality of having to drop out of school due to financial hardship, Victoria met with Dean Painter and explained her unfortunate situation. Because of Dr. Painter’s dedication to the students of YSU, she assisted in obtaining a donation and an on-campus assistantship that enabled Victoria to continue her education and graduate in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a secondary education teaching degree.