FSU Alumni Association

Legacy Scholarship

The FSU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship program was established in 2010 to encourage the children of Florida State alumni to attend their parent's alma mater and perpetuate the legacy of Florida State within their family. This program was designed to recognize the commitment and support of alumni in choosing to send their children or grandchildren to FSU. Legacy scholarships are funded by gifts to the FSU Alumni Association. Awards are given to incoming freshmen only.


Applications are are no longer being accepted for the 2018 Legacy Scholarship.
The deadline to apply is April 12, 2018; award recipients will be notified in summer.

Awards Offered

  • In 2017, 12 awards of $1,300 each (for freshman year only) were presented.


  • At least one parent, grandparent, sibling, or step-parent must be a graduate (undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. or J.D.) of Florida State University and a current dues-paying member of the FSU Alumni Association*.
  • Scholarship applicants must have applied for admission to Florida State. Awards are made only to accepted freshman students.
  • Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship award:
    • Online Application
    • Authorization to Release Information
    • Release to use photo/quotes for promotional purposes

*If one is not currently a member, you can join online. If your family member is a current student, they can join the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Selection Criteria

  • Written Essay (prompt is included on application)
  • Academic Merit – GPA and Academic Awards (use weighted GPA)
  • Need-based – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) numbers considered
  • Community Service/extracurricular activities


Applications are no longer being accepted.


Donations in support of the Legacy Scholarship program may be made online or via mail (please indicate the gift designation as Legacy Scholarship or fund F06555).



Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Legacy Scholarship recipients

Sommer Altier
Sarasota, Florida
The Raymond & Stella Cottrell Seminole Alumni Scholar

Blakeley Baker
Pensacola, Florida
The Tommie Wright Legacy Scholarship

Mary Cailan Gerety
Tallahassee, Florida
The Gilbert S. Chandler Legacy Scholarship

Tyler Ray Hicks
Fruitland Park, Florida
The Tri-Eagles Sales Scholar

Alyssa Hudson
St. Augustine, Florida
The Charles N. & Donna M. Kauffman Legacy Scholarship

Eva Kirby
Lake City, Florida
The Diane Andrews Legacy Scholar
Alexis Lalonde
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Jim & Carole Smith Family Scholar

Amalie McGarraugh
Franklin, Tennessee
The Ray & Charyl Schroeder Family Scholar

Tatyana Minnis
Mirimar, Florida
The Yvonne & Stephen Brown Legacy Scholar

Tyler Scott Reeve
Panama City, Florida
The Jim & Carole Smith Legacy Scholar

Robin Jane Rodriguez
Tallahassee, Florida
The Joanos Family Legacy Scholar

Amelia Faith Veith
Pensacola, Florida
The Colonel Richard Erickson Legacy Scholar

For more information about the Legacy Scholarship Program, contact Dawn Jennings at 850.644.4989 or dcjennings@fsu.edu.

Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through your local Seminole Club® or Chapter.