Atty. Richard “Dick” McLaughlin was a 1958 Youngstown College graduate where he majored in Political Science and later attended Georgetown Law School for his Law and Master of Law degrees. In addition to working as an attorney, Dick took full advantage of living in Washington, D.C. during the 1960s. His most fond memories included attending John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and funeral, proudly participating in the March on Washington, and attending Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Dick was a civil rights activist and fought for equality for all people. He worked for several political campaigns until he returned to Youngstown in 1970 to run for Congress although his run was unsuccessful. He then opened his law firm where he practiced law for over 50 years. Atty. McLaughlin was an active member in the Youngstown community serving in many different capacities where he always found ways to give back. The scholarship established in his honor by friends and family will support minority undergraduate students in the general studies program with a minimum 2.5 GPA.