FSU Alumni Association

Legacy Scholarship

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 for the Legacy Scholarship are typically available in spring; award recipients are notified in summer.

Please join us in congratulating the 2017-2018 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

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

Legacy Scholarship applications are typically available online in spring.

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.

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).