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.


2020 Legacy Scholars will be announced soon.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Legacy Scholarship recipients

  • Dalton Edeker
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    The Raymond & Stella Cottrell Seminole Alumni Scholar
  • Skylar Scorca
    Cooper City, FL
    The Tommie Wright Legacy Scholarship
  • Maxwell McCammon
    Ocala, FL
    The Gilbert S. Chandler Legacy Scholar
  • Alex Bustamante
    Coral Springs, FL
    The Tri-Eagle Sales Scholar
  • Saxon Dilworth
    New York, NY
    The Charles N. & Donna M. Kauffman Legacy Scholar
  • Mark Witzen
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    The Diane Andrews Legacy Scholar
  • Kayla Lowry
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    The Jim & Carole Smith Family Scholar
  • Jasmin Collins
    Delray Beach, FL
    The Raymond & Charyl Schroeder Family Scholar
  • Savannah Bass
    Crystal River, FL
    The Yvonne & Stephen Brown Legacy Scholar
  • Hailey Hobbs
    Tallahassee, FL
    The Jim & Carole Smith Legacy Scholar
  • Grace Cockrell
    Tampa, FL
    The Joanos Family Legacy Scholar
  • Katherine Vickaryous
    Naples, FL
    The Colonel Richard Erickson Legacy Scholar
  • Zoe Rushetsky
    Pembroke Pines, FL 
    The Les & Ruth Akers Legacy Scholar

Awards Offered

  • In 2019, 13 awards of $1,100 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


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).



For more information about the Legacy Scholarship Program, contact Aimee Wirth at 850.644.1148 or awirth@fsu.edu.

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