Scholarships

Graduate Premiere Scholarship

Graduate College Premiere Scholarship

Graduate College Premiere Scholarship is typically provided in one of two versions: 36.0 and 20.0

The Graduate College Premiere Scholarship 36.0 provides:

  • Up to 36sh of instructional fees during the combined fall and spring semesters and up to 12sh for the summer term (for graduate courses required to complete a single degree program)
  • Nonresident tuition surcharge
  • Music performance fees (if applicable)

The Graduate College Premiere Scholarship 20.0 provides:

  • Up to 20sh of instructional fees during the combined fall and spring semesters and up to 6sh for the summer term (for graduate courses required to complete a single degree program)
  • Nonresident tuition surcharge
  • Music performance fees (if applicable)

Criteria for Initial Award:

  • Acceptance for regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies (Exceptions may be granted by the graduate dean)
  • Recommendation by the appropriate academic dean
  • Approval by the dean of graduate studies

To Maintain the Scholarship:

  • Student must remain in good standing
  • Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Student must maintain enrollment of at least 18 semester hours of degree-credit coursework for the academic year and no fewer than 9 semester hours in each of the fall and spring semesters (Exceptions may be granted by the graduate dean)
  • Making good progress towards degree completion, as determined by the department chair

Notes:

  • Awards are subject to availability of funds
  • This compensation may be subject to taxation

Failure to meet any of the criteria to maintain this scholarship will result in termination of the scholarship.

Graduate assistants who have been admitted with undergraduate course deficiencies will make up course deficiencies by taking the appropriate courses at their own expense.

Further information regarding assistantship stipends and scholarships is available at The College of Graduate Studies Assistantship and Fellowship website.

Graduate Scholarship (new students only)

Graduate scholarships are available from the College of Graduate Studies for new graduate students accepted into a YSU graduate degree program. 

Criteria for the scholarship

Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above

  • All undergraduate coursework for the earned bachelor’s degree will be included in determining the GPA.

Each scholarship is renewable for up to 6 semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 graduate GPA and completes a minimum of 6 semester hours of graduate courses each fall and spring semester.

The Graduate Scholarship is applied to the instructional fees only.  Students receiving the College Credit Plus Instructor scholarship are ineligible for the Graduate Scholarship.

No scholarship application is required; however, this scholarship is competitive and will be distributed according to GPA until the allocation for each program is met.  Students should apply for admission early as funds are limited.  The award process begins in April for the following academic year.   

The College of Graduate Studies supports the April 15th Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants of the Council of Graduate Schools.  The resolution is available at: http://www.cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution (link is external) .

Amount: $500 - $1,000 to be credited toward the instructional fee each fall and spring semester if renewal requirements are met

Renewable: Yes

College Credit Plus Instructor Scholarship

Minimum Qualifications

Current YSU graduate student OR a new or returning student admitted to the College of Graduate Studies

Instructor of a College Credit Plus dual enrollment course being delivered in a partner high school course (Verification by the Metro Credit office is required.)

Enrolling in YSU graduate level courses

What’s Covered

$333 per credit hour for instructional fees of graduate level courses (3-6 semester hours per semester)

All other fees remain the responsibility of the student

Courses must count towards the College Credit Plus content area requirements and be taken for a grade

Receiving the Scholarship

Contact Karla Krodel (kmkrodel@ysu.edu) in the Metro Credit office to confirm your eligibility for the scholarship.

If you are not a current YSU graduate student you should apply for admission or readmission at www.ysu.edu/gradcollege (link is external) and have all necessary application materials submitted to the College of Graduate Studies at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll.

Register for appropriate graduate courses early and notify Karla Krodel in the Metro Credit office at kmkrodel@ysu.edu

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

If you receive a graduate assistantship or the Graduate Scholarship you are ineligible for this scholarship

Dr. Eugene D. Scudder Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship

Dr. Eugene D. Scudder Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship is a cash award given to a chemistry graduate student for outstanding performance in teaching assignments. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.

Amount: $100
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: Not Applicable
Renewable: No
Contact: Counseling Department, 330-941-3257

Dr. Robert A. DiGiulio Scholarship

The Dr. Robert A. DiGiulio Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Counseling who has been accepted into the program. The recipient must demonstrate need and be a non-traditional female student over the age of 25 years. Student must have at least a 3.00 average in Departmental courses.

Amount: $500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: February 1
Renewable: Information not available
Contact: Counseling Department, 330-941-3257

Gertrude Hendricks Family Life Scholarship

The Gertrude Hendricks Family Life Scholarship is available each year to a graduate student whose undergraduate major has afforded preparation for an effective contribution to the family life area. Application is by letter to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The following information should be included: undergraduate major, degree, and year; other degree work, if any; current graduate program; career goal(s); a statement of how the Hendricks scholarship will help the student to achieve his or her goal(s); and a statement of how the scholarship will prepare the student for "an effective contribution to the family life area."

Amount: Varies
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes
Contact: College of Graduate Studies, 330-941-3091

Application Form*

Doris Burdman Scholarship - Graduate

The Doris Burdman Scholarship - Graduate is awarded to a student enrolled in the Master of Social Work program who is maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate level social work courses by the semester the award is to be granted. The recipient must showcase a commitment and dedication to the social work field as demonstrated through completion of an essay.

Amount: $2,500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: February 1
Renewable: No
Contact: Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Department of Social Work, 330-941-1598

Dr. James A. Reeder Graduate Scholarship

Dr. James A. Reeder Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a current chemistry graduate student who will be enrolled at YSU at least part-time during the next academic year. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.

Amount: Varies, minimum $500
Awards Available: 1
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: No
Contact: Chemistry Department for more information

Earl E. Edgar Memorial Scholarship

The Earl E. Edgar Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student studying the humanities. Applicant must be enrolled in the MA program in American Studies, English, or History; have regular admission status; and have at least half of the degree program requirements completed at the time of application. Application is by letter to the College of Graduate Studies. Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes
Contact: College of Graduate Studies, 330-941-3091

Application Form*

ROTC Scholarship

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army. Recipients must pass a physical fitness test, be U.S. citizens, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and minimum ACT of 19 or SAT of 930.

Amount: Up to $12,000 per school year or $48,000 for 4 yrs
Awards Available: Not applicable
Deadline Date: Not applicable
Renewable: Yes, must be full-time with 2.5 GPA
Contact: Military Science Department at 330-941-3205

Martha K. Shuster Memorial Scholarships

Martha K. Shuster Memorial Scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic adchievement in memory of a former YSU employee and Women’s Club president. Scholarships are available to one graduate student. Candidates must have completed one third of degree requirements and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Financial need may be considered and a short essay is required. More information can be found at the following website: www.ysu.edu/womensclub.