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Ohio State Young Scholars Program

The Ohio State University 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion 
Young Scholars Program - Youngstown 

Coming Soon!
How to Apply
Applications for the 8th grade class of 2020 will be available the week of November 18th.

Please plan on attending our scheduled YSP Open House/Informational meetings on:
Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. and
Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m. 
 Choffin Career & Technical Center, 200 E. Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. 

For more information please contact Mrs. Payiavlas at 330-744-6949 or [email protected]

Becoming A Young Scholar - Youngstown City School District 
To be eligible for YSP, all prospective applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in 8th grade and entering 9th grade in the fall of 2020

  • Qualify as a first-generation college student (applicants' custodial parent(s) cannot have earned a bachelor's degree at the time off application)

  • Have a family income that is at or below the household maximum income guidelines stated on the 2019-2020 YSP Application

  • Provide completed application with required requested documentation to the YSP Youngstown Office by the February 7, 2020 application deadline

  • Have a strong desire and motivation to enroll in and graduate from a 4-year college or university 

  • Have earned grades of all or mostly A's (with few B's and C's) in core academic subjects

  • Demonstrate good school attendance and positive in-and-out of school behavior and;
    Commit to the successful completion of a college-prep curriculum in high school 

YSP provides its Scholars with:

  • Pre-college preparation through intensive college advising

  • Academic coaching and mentoring

  • College planning tools and resources

  • Academic, leadership, and social engagement

  • Guided major and career exploration

  • An opportunity to attend a world-class research university with a generous scholarship

Scholars must complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and maintain a high school cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or above to be eligible for the robust financial aid package, consisting of federal and state grants, work-study, and the Young Scholars Award. In other words, scholars receive a financial aid package that meets 100% of their demonstrated financial need, and they are expected to sustain their high academic achievement, after admission to Ohio State. 

How to Find Us:

The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program - Youngstown Office is located on the 4th floor of Choffin Career & Technical Center, room 410.  Also, please check out our Facebook page 

Contact Information:

Tiffany F. Payiavlas

Program Manager
Choffin Career & Technical Center
Room 410
200 E. Wood St. 
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Phone: 330-744-6949 
E-mail: [email protected]
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