Youngstown State University Honors College students will have a new scholarship opportunity named after one of their own.

The Joshua J. Bodnar Scholarship was recently established at the YSU Foundation by YSU Honors College students, faculty, and staff who wanted to honor Josh's service and generosity to the Honors College and YSU.

Bodnar received his undergraduate degree in middle childhood education from YSU.

While he was at YSU, he worked in the University Scholars and Honors Programs office for three years.

He later went on to earn his master of education in college student personnel from Ohio University.

"Throughout Joshua's time as a student and staff member, he always was dedicated to the honors students and Youngstown State University," said Dr. Amy Cossentino, dean of the honors college. "Josh's work ethic was second-to-none, going above and beyond for streamlining processes for students and faculty. We are thrilled by the efforts of our students to create an endowed scholarship in his name so that future honors students can benefit."

Josh is originally from Berlin Center and is a graduate of Western Reserve High School. 

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore honor student, with preference given to a Western Reserve High School graduate or a Boy Scout (Josh is also an Eagle Scout and has remained involved in Scouting throughout his life).