YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University senior Randall Gillum, 29, is working to earn his Bachelor of Science in nursing degree by the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Receiving $1,000 from the YSU Foundation’s 2020 Minority General Scholarship Program will help the Air Force Reserve senior airman to concentrate on academics, instead of going to school full-time and working more that 40 hours per week at two jobs — just to earn enough to pay for classes and live.

Gillum operates his own business, Exzalt Fitness, and works at the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs, on the university campus.

The Youngstown native and graduate of Liberty High School said at one point, completing a nursing degree was not something he imagined himself doing.

The nursing degree

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