We Are Excited To Announce The 2024 SEBF Scholarship Winners!

Supporting African American Youth Education in Youngstown, Ohio and Beyond

The Susie E. Barnes Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Youngstown, Ohio that raises money to provide college scholarship funds to African American youth. 

Young, interracial college graduates posing with their caps, gowns and degrees in hand.

Susie's Legacy

Who was Susie Ethel Barnes?

Susie E. Barnes represented the essence of the word mother, exemplifying love, dedication, and sacrifice toward her husband, children, and generations of grandchildren. She also demonstrated untiring resolve working in the dietary department of South Side Hospital for thirty years. Mrs. Barnes was a faith-filled believer in God imparting the values of respect, education, generosity, and prayer.

She was a beacon of hope within her Youngstown community embodying grace, and perseverance. Her name “Susie” signifies purity, devotion, motherhood, and rebirth. Susie’s faith empowered her tenacity which inspired her to consistently say “Keep Pushing”.  This foundation is committed to continuing that prevailing legacy.

Our ultimate goal is to provide college scholarships for African American youth, encouraging their drive for excellence and self-empowerment. 

Creating Equality in Education

Our mission at SEBF is to create and promote equality in education by providing financial assistance for the higher education pursuits of African American students in Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding areas. 

Meet The SEBF Committee

Our Susie E. Barnes Foundation Committee Members are committed to promoting educational equality throughout Youngstown, Ohio and the communities they work in.

Supporting our community

Supporting the communities we work in by creating equality in education is our passion and our foundation's #1 priority. Click below to learn more SEBF's community impact.

Upcoming SEBF Events

Throughout the year, SEBF holds a number of community events to help raise the funds we need to reach out goals. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of our schedule.

2024 SEBF Scholarship Application

Apply for The SEBF Scholarship Today

If you are interested in applying for a college scholarship from The Susie E. Barnes Foundation and meet the requirements below, please click below to review scholarship requirements and to submit your application.

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