Youngstown State University alumni Suellen and Michael Weir are giving back to their alma mater with a $1 million gift to establish a new scholarship.  
The scholarship is designed and intended to relieve the financial barriers for hard-working students to go on to successful and productive lives. The Suellen and Michael Weir Scholarship will be available in the future for full-time YSU undergraduate engineering or sciences majors, with the award covering 50% of a student’s tuition. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0; the scholarship would be eligible for renewal through the application and selection process. 
“Our time at YSU was second-to-none, where we were offered a quality education that impacted our lives,” the Weirs said. “A good education is a basis for future opportunities, and we are thrilled to help YSU students on their path to obtaining a degree.”  
Suellen attended Cardinal Mooney High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education from YSU in 1973. Michael and Suellen met at YSU, and Suellen was named homecoming queen in 1970. 
Michael, a graduate of North Lima High School, earned his bachelor’s degree from YSU in mechanical engineering in 1971, and a master’s in business administration in 1977. After graduation, Mike went on to work for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, Babcock and Wilcox, and Ingersoll-Rand. In 1982, he founded Total Equipment Company, a supplier of pumps and air compressors for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including sales and service. 
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