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.

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
    -Community College Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA or GED and must be currently enrolled in an accredited [...] More

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology 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, university, vocational, or technical school who share Kris Paper's love of technology and will be seeking a degree in a technology related field.

    The [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $16,000
  • 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 $4,000 per year for up to four years or $16,000. The [...] More

NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Our growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering, IT, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, hydrology, animal sciences, management, financial services, communications, and other areas. Many companies also offer high-paying [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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, the focus is on women who demonstrate leadership in bringing ideas, innovation and new [...] More

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Last Reviewed: November 2017

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