Legacy Scholarships

There are hundreds of factors to consider when deciding what college is right for you. So while your father may have strong opinions on why his alma mater may be the “one” you may have another incentive for considering it – legacy scholarships. A legacy scholarship encourages a family tradition of attending a particular university and celebrates those traditions with money for college. Most colleges offer some type of scholarship for family members of alumni and depending on the university, the legacy scholarship may be open to children/stepchildren, grandchildren, siblings and even nieces and nephews. At some universities, the award is renewable, which is the case at the University of Arkansas as well as the University of Virginia. So whether your mom was a Bobcat or your grandpa was Mountaineer, following in their footsteps may not be the worse way to fund your education.

Below, we have a list of some popular legacy scholarships from our database of over 2.7 million awards. You can find even more scholarships by conducting a free college scholarship search and be well on your way to continuing your family tradition.

ENF Legacy Awards for the Children of Elks
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards are four-year, $4,000 scholarships. The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards. Eligibility Requirements: - Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2009, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. [...] More

The GCSAA Legacy Awards
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Knowing the costs of higher education will continue to rise, The Environmental Institute for Golf developed this program to provide scholarship assistance to the children and grandchildren of GCSAA members who have been active Class A, Superintendent Members, Class C, Class A-Retired, Class B-Retired or Class AA members for five or more consecutive years. Honorees receive a $1,500 [...] More

Augustana College Alumni Legacy Award
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
The Alumni Legacy Award is awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students whose parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse earned a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from Augustana College. This is a renewable, $500-per-year [...] More

VCSU Alumni Upper-Level Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The VCSU Alumni Board of Directors has established Upper-Level scholarships to be awarded to returning VCSU students who are relatives of Alumni. The number of scholarships available to each Division of the University is determined by a formula, which is based upon student enrollment in each division and generals (undecided/pre-professional/general studies). For more information about this [...] More

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