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 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.

2021 applications are now closed

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients:

Emma Kornatowski
St. Petersburg, FL
The Ray & Charyl Schroeder Family Scholar

Legacy Family MembersChris Kornatowski (B.S. '91), Joseph Byers (B.S. '67, M.S. '72, PhD '92)


Kelsey Pemberton
Largo, FL
The Joanos Family Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: George Donovan, Jr. (B.S. '66), Shirley Donovan (B.S. '65), Christy Pemberton (J.D. '94) , Dennis Pemberton, Jr. (B.A. '85)


Morgan Bentley
Melbourne, FL
The Jim & Carole Smith Family Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Paul Bentley (B.S. '91), Eileen Bentley (B.S. '92), Lisa Getson (B.A. '84) 


Brayden Rowell
Destin, FL
The Charles N. & Donna M. Kauffman Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Crystal Marie (Redmon) Rowell (B.S. '01)


Gabrielle Wiggins
Temple Terrace, FL
The Les and Ruth Akers Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Susan G. Wiggins (B.S. '81), Richard Wiggins (B.S. '81)


The Raymond & Stella Cottrell Seminole Alumni Scholar

Legacy Family Members: 


Bella Bozied
Tampa, FL
The Jim & Carole Smith Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Ginger Bozied (B.S. '94)


Anna Klostermann
Breese, IL
The Tommie Wright Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Elizabeth Klostermann (M.S. '19)


Elizabeth Ferguson
Winter Park, FL
The Tri-Eagle Sales Scholar

Legacy Family Members: William Branch (B.S. '65), Joan Branch (B.S. '64), Scott Ferguson (B.S. '96), Barbara Ferguson (B.S. '96), William Ferguson (A.A. '19)


Abigail Melvin
Ormond Beach, FL
The Colonel Richard Erickson Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Salli Melvin (B.S. '94), William Melvin (B.S. '94), Gina Reynolds (B.S. '91, M.B.A. '92)


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

Legacy Family Members: Alexis Moffa (B.S. '19)


Mark Chin-Lenn
West Palm Beach, FL
The Yvonne & Stephen Brown Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Laura Wensing (B.S. '94), Mark Chin-Lenn (B.A. '94)


Remington Draney
Summerfield, FL
The Diane Andrews Legacy Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Shannon Canova-Draney (B.S. '91, M.S. '92) 


Emily Orchard
Tampa, FL
The Chairman’s Scholar

Legacy Family Members: Alexandria Orchard (B.S. '19)


Awards Offered

  • In 2020, 14 awards of $2,000 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.