The Youngstown State University (YSU) Foundation, the sole fundraising arm of Youngstown State University, announced that The Marjorie Hartman Foundation established a new scholarship and endowment to benefit YSU students

Both created in 2018, the scholarship assists those enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary track in Biology and Chemistry.  Students must be a resident or graduate of Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana counties, or Mercer or Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania, as well as attend
full-time and have a 3.0 GPA. 

The endowment will be used to foster the perpetual development of qualified veterinarians, and the funds are for the operations, support, and projects of the Pre-Veterinary Society at YSU.

“The YSU Foundation is extremely thankful for Marge’s generosity,” said YSU Foundation President Paul McFadden. “Her legacy will live on through both the scholarship and endowment, and will impact future generations of YSU students.” 

Hartman, who lived in Austintown, created the charitable foundation shortly before her passing in 2008 to help fund and promote animal welfare in the Mahoning Valley. 

Born on July 4, 1922, in Bloomingdale, Ohio, she was one of three daughters born to James and Margaret Hill. In 1948, she married Ensign Willis Hartman. Widowed in 1963, she began a career as an EKG Technician with Trumbull Memorial Hospital. A life-long animal lover, Hartman later was self-employed as a dog groomer. Hartman’s bond with animals was strong; for years to come, her clients would thank her for how she treated their dogs. 

The scholarship and endowment will enhance the Pre-Veterinary track programs and assist future veterinarians to pursue their academic dreams.  

In the photo: From left YSU President, Jim Tressel: Hartman Foundation Board members Barry Haughin; Linda Cappelli; Atty. Thomas Lodge; YSU Foundation Senior Development Officer, Brian Nord.

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