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 students in choosing to follow in their families' footsteps and attend  Florida State University. Legacy scholarships are funded by gifts to the FSU Alumni Association. Awards are given to incoming freshmen only.


Please join us in congratulating the 2021

Legacy Scholarship recipients:


Alec Cao
Sunrise, FL
The Yvonne & Stephen Brown Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family MembersAmanda Cao, (B.A. '18), Alexis Cao (B.S. '20, M.S. '21)


Charlotte Calvert
Pensacola, FL
The Tri-Eagle Sales Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Richard Calvert (B.S. '87), Katharine Calvert (B.A. '14), Cecilia Calvert (B.S. '19)


Grace Robins
St. Augustine, FL
The Joanos Family Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Abby Robins (B.S. '20)


Hogan Nease
Parrish, FL
The Jim & Carole Smith Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Linda Melby-Nease (B.S. '84), Hannah Nease (B.S. '21)


Julia Van Arsdale
Coral Springs, FL
The Gilbert S. Chandler Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Susana Quintana-Van Arsdale (B.S. '92)


Julie Powers
Key Largo FL
The Colonel Richard Erickson Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Joann Powers (B.S. '57), Steven Powers (B.S. '89), Cheryl Powers (B.S. '89), Laura Powers (B.S. '20)


Mary Moshos
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Raymond & Stella Cottrell Seminole Alumni Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Theodore Moshos (MBA '76)


Mikelynah Erinac
Miami, FL
The Raymond & Charyl Schroeder Family Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Shekinah Erinac (SAA '23)


Nathan Hardie
Tampa, FL
The Chairman's Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Carol Hardie (B.S. '65), Gary Hardie (B.S. '92, MAcc '93)


Parker Folino
Lake Worth, FL
The Jim & Carole Smith Legacy Scholar​

Legacy Family Members: Michael Folino (B.S. '94), Karen Kasper (A.A. '94, B.S. '95)


Riley Ratto
Tampa, FL
The Les & Ruth Akers Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Herbert Morgan, III (B.A. '62), Camille Bewan (B.S. '62)


Sabrine DeSilva
Oviedo, FL
The Tommie Wright Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Upul DeSilva (Ph.D. '96)


TJ Hockett​
Sarasota, FL
The Charles N. & Donna M. Kauffman Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Chad Hockett (B.S. '95)


Jackson Stephens
Seminole, FL
The Diane Andrews Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Peyton Stephens (B.S. '20)

Awards Offered

  • In 2020, 14 awards of $2,000 each (for freshman year only) were presented.
  • In 2021, 14 awards of $1,530 each (for freshman year only) were presented.

Important Dates

  • February 17, 2022 - Applications Open
  • April 3, 2022 - Applications Close
  • June 2022 - Recipients Notified; Legacy Scholars Publicly Announced
  • For more information on FS4U, please visit the Foundation's Project Overview website.


  • 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 us at 850.644.2761 or events@alumni.fsu.edu.

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