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.

$10,000 NEWH Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 15, Annually
- Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college - Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program - Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt through college for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award - Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA - Must be pursuing a career objective in [...] More

Army Women's Foundation - Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Foundation's Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships [...] More

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

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Description The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology Fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university or at a vocational or technical school who share Kris Paper’s love of technology and will be seeking a degree in a technology [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Legacy awards are named after benefactors of Minnesota Masonic Charities who have prioritized the pursuit of education with their contributions. Eligible high school seniors must have a 3.6-3.79 GPA to qualify. Candidates must be graduating from a Minnesota high school and must plan to attend a four-year higher education program. Awards are $4000 per year for up to four years or $16,000. Limited [...] More

NHA Past President Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Beginning January 2nd, the National Hydropower Association will be accepting applications for the NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship goes to a promising young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry. Who: (1) current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors [...] 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

WTS Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
Application Deadlines: October 22, Annually
The Leadership Legacy Scholarship provides a $3,500 award to a young woman pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field and demonstrate leadership skills and an active commitment to community service. For this year's award, focus is on women who demonstrate leadership in bringing ideas, innovation and new approaches to [...] More

Last Edited: August 2015

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