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 for the 2019 Legacy Scholarship are now closed.
Updates will be provided via email to the address included on the application

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 Legacy Scholarship recipients

  • Harrisen Lacayo
    Crawfordville, Fla.
    The Raymond and Stella Cottrell Seminole Alumni Scholar
  • Elisabeth Pignato
    Palatka, Fla.
    The Tommie Wright Legacy Scholarship
  • Kaylee Thagard
    Belmont, N.C.
    The Gilbert S. Chandler Legacy Scholarship
  • Kendra Powers
    Key Largo, Fla.
    The Tri-Eagle Sales Scholar
  • Ayoola Ramla Gayle
    Lauderhill, Fla.
    The Charles N. and Donna M. Kauffman Legacy Scholar
  • Regan Young
    Fruitland Park, Fla.
    The Diane Andrews Legacy Scholar
  • William Ferguson
    Winter Park, Fla.
    The Jim and Carole Smith Family Scholar
  • Anna Bullock
    Ocoee, Fla.
    The Ray and Charyl Schroeder Family Scholar
  • Maria Theodoropoulos
    Hollywood, Fla.
    The Yvonne and Stephen Brown Legacy Scholar
  • Kenley Nelson
    Tallahassee, Fla.
    The Jim and Carole Smith Legacy Scholar
  • Leah Cason
    Hendersonville, Tenn.
    The Joanos Family Legacy Scholar
  • Luke Reosti
    Spanish Fort, Ala.
    The Colonel Richard Erickson Legacy Scholar
  • Kate Kulyk
    Trinity, Fla.
    The Les and Ruth Akers Legacy Scholar

Awards Offered

  • In 2018, 13 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


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.