Dr. Joan J. and Williard L. Boyd have established a scholarship at Youngstown State University
to assist qualified minority students who have an interest in pursuing a degree in health or
medical-related careers in clinical laboratory science.
Dr. Boyd is a full professor at Youngstown State University’s Bitonte College of Health and Human
services and was granted Emeritus status. She began her tenure in the Department of Allied
Health (now known as Health Professions) in 1977, after completing seven years as a
professional clinical laboratory scientist at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She was instrumental
in developing and designing the program curricula, coordinating the MLT/MLS programs at YSU
and later becoming the director of both programs until 1991. Dr. Boyd earned a Ph.D. from the
Union Institute and University of Cincinnati in 1993, a master’s degree in Health Care from Central
Michigan University in 1980 and a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology in 1975 from
Youngstown State University, preceding a 12-month internship at St. Elizabeths Medical Center
in 1960. During her tenure at YSU, Dr. Boyd published more than 17 scholarly articles in referred
journals that included newspapers and magazines. She was recognized three times as
Distinguished Professor in Community Service, Teaching and Scholarship.
Willard L. Boyd earned a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University in 1976 and
completed graduate courses in Education and Management in 1980 at YSU. He served as
postmaster in the Youngstown Postal Services for 14 years after serving in several managerial
positions. Willard is actively involved in the community and serves on several boards.
Youngstown State University
The Dr. Joan L. and Williard L. Boyd Scholarship
Department of Health Professions
Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
The Dr. Joan L. and Willard L. Boyd Scholarship
All application materials must be received by the Bitonte College of Health and Human
Services by Friday, February 14, 2020.
1. Applications for the scholarship must be a minority student majoring in either the
two- or four-year medical laboratory program at YSU, must be enrolled full-time
and a resident of Northeastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania and must
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. First preference will be
given to graduates of Youngstown Early College High School Program.
2. A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required.
3. Students must reside in one of the five county areas of Mahoning, Trumbull,
Columbiana Counties in Ohio or Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania.
4. Financial need is a consideration. FAFSA must be completed.
A one-year scholarship that is renewable through the application and selection process.
Selection is to be made by the scholarship selection committee of Health Professions,
Medical Laboratory Technicians and Medical Laboratory Scientists from the Bitonte
College of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the YSU Foundation.
All growth of corpus shall remain part of this corpus.
holarship Application form must be typed and should be neat and correct in
Application and all supporting materials must be returned to the
BCHHS Deans Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020. The scholarship
recipient will be announced Spring semester
The Dr. Joan L. and Willard L.
Boyd Scholarship
Application Number:
Academic Information
Are you pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree?
Total semester hours in major at the end of Fall semester:
Total semester hours completed as of the end of Fall semester:
Current GPA:
Patron ID or Banner No:
Student Demographic Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip code:
Home Phone:
Cell phone:
Essay describing financial need (MUST HAVE COMPLETED FAFSA ON FILE) and discuss how a scholarship
award will facilitate completion of your degree:
describing Community Service activities in which you have been engaged:
College Enrolled: Class Rank:
Program: Major Hours:
Total Semester Hours: Academic Standing:
Verified By: Date:
Arrange to have your application and two letters of recommendation sent to:
Steve F. Katros, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Youngstown State University
Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Cushwa Hall 2104
Youngstown, OH 44555