FSU Alumni Association

The Alumni Ambassadors Award

The Alumni Ambassadors Award

Today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. The development of future leaders is a priority of the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors, which recognizes that leadership is inspired by an outstanding educational experience. To that end, the Board has established the Alumni Ambassadors Award, which will financially support the process of leadership development.

The Ambassadors Award Committee seeks students with demonstrated commitment, vision, and potential for lifelong leadership and innovation in their communities and the world. Awards may be granted to current junior, senior or graduate students enrolled at Florida State University and may be used at the student’s discretion for academic expenses such as research projects and costs associated, including travel.



Apply for the Alumni Ambassadors Scholarship



  • Award applicants must be a current junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at Florida State University.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application prior to the published deadline to be considered for an award.

Selection Criteria

  • Written essays (prompts are included on the application)
  • Academic merit as determined by current GPA
  • In-person presentation to the Ambassadors Award Committee (top 3-5 finalists will be invite to present)

Important Dates

  • November 15, 2021 - Applications Open
  • December 5, 2021 - Applications Close
  • January - Finalist Invited to Interview with Selection Committee
  • March - Recipients Notified
  • April - Recipients Announced at the Spring Alumni Awards ceremony


Donations in support of the Ambassadors Scholarship program may be made online or via mail (please indicate the gift designation as Ambassadors Award or fund F08335S).



Madison Fitzpatrick
Madison is a senior in the College of Communication and Information and is working on a combined pathways Masters degree in Communications and Media studies. She is captain of the #2 nationally ranked FSU Beach Volleyball team and aspires to be a broadcast journalist and eventually work her way up to national media like hosting Good Morning America which is her dream job. Madison’s career goals is to offer unbiased, honest and authentic journalism. She will use this scholarship alleviate her parents burden of college expenses for her continued education in graduate school.


Chris Hagemeyer
Chris is a 3rd year PhD candidate in biomedical sciences and plans to pursue an MD after his PhD in order to increase his capacity to help those affected by cancer, he is a research assistant in the college of medicine as well as the Speaker of the Congress of Graduate Students, his research focus is on pediatric brain cancer and he is funded under a grant from the Live like Bella childhood cancer foundation. He’ll be using the scholarship to attend a computational genomics workshop this summer as well as help toward expenses for his clinical research internship.


The Alumni Ambassadors program is funded by gifts to the FSU Alumni Association by current and former members of the National Board of Directors.

For more information about the Alumni Ambassadors Award program, contact Joanna White at 850.645.8233 or jwhite9@fsu.edu.

We thank our donors for their support:

  • Blythe and Lynn Adreon
  • El and Kathleen Ahlwardt
  • Scott Atwell
  • Nancy Hart Battaglia
  • Cheryl and Howard Beckert
  • B. Dan Berger
  • Bruce and Julie Blackwell
  • Flecia L. Braswell
  • David K. Brobst
  • Raymond and Stella Cottrell
  • Robert and Stacie Cox
  • John and Angela Crossman
  • Hugo and Mary de Beaubien
  • Tracie M. Domino
  • Sandra and David Dunbar
  • Wayne and Mary Edwards
  • Mark Ellis
  • Dale and Toots Greene
  • Michael Griffith
  • Marty and Cheryl Hall
  • Tom Haney
  • Maura Hayes
  • Jeff Hill
  • Mark and Nan Hillis
  • Lee F. Hinkle
  • Tom and Leonor Hynes
  • Betty Lou & Jim Joanos
  • Samantha G. Klaff
  • Maury and Diana Kolchakian
  • Craig and Mitzi Lynch
  • Bruce W. McNeilage
  • Phil and Linda O'Connell
  • Max Oligario
  • Michael Raymond
  • Laurel Richardson
  • Laura Russell
  • Guy and Delores Spearman
  • Marion Taormina Hargett
  • Heather Turner
  • Gene and Ginny Walden
  • Scott Wiegand


The FSU Alumni Association awards the Legacy Scholarship annually, and additional opportunities may be available through your local Seminole Club or Chapter.

Past recipients

"The Alumni Association’s overwhelming generosity is evidence of FSU’s commitment to developing leaders and inspiring progressive thinking— a legacy left by alumni who came before me. Receiving the Alumni Ambassador Award is an empowering opportunity to define my FSU legacy. This award enables me to further purse my innovative research interests, expand my science outreach, and engage marine stewards from Tallahassee and around the globe."

- 2019 Recipient Abbey Engleman

“It has been a great privilege for me to come to FSU and pursue doctoral studies, and I am grateful to receive this award from the FSU Alumni Association. Being able to serve as an FSU Alumni Ambassador is beyond what I could have imagined, just like nobody in my village has believed that I would be able to go to college, not even to say attending graduate school outside of my home country.”

Min Wang

“I feel incredibly honored and thankful to receive such amazing support from the FSU Alumni Association. For the past four years, Florida State has reliably managed to exceed my every expectation with regard to the generosity and intentionality of its investment in its students. This award means a great deal to me, and I look forward to future opportunities to support future Seminoles who are determined to develop solutions to the world’s difficult and urgent problems.”

Alexander Bell