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YSU scholarships in memory of student who died

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Scholarships were given out in memory of a Youngstown State University student who lost his life at a fraternity off campus.

Jamal Johnson's mom and relatives are hoping they raised $5,000 through a golf outing fundraiser. The money raised will go towards educational scholarships for YSU students. 

Johnson's mom wants everyone to remember her son and his accomplishments before his life was cut short by gun violence in February of 2011.

Johnson had three months until graduation at YSU. People in the line of gunfire said he died a hero trying to rush others to safety. 

"He would be overwhelmed. He knew they were his brothers, but this shows that manhood. Everything that they represent they show up, and when they showed up for my son. He would be just overwhelmed," said Johnson's mom.

Two YSU students were convicted of Johnson's murder and for wounding 11 others at the fraternity house.

The convicted were angry after they were asked to leave a party and came back with guns. 

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