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.

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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.

AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The first step in becoming a CPA is to complete your higher education. Graduating from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university is strongly recommended. The AICPA is looking for scholarship applicants who are declared accounting, finance or related majors and intend to pursue the CPA license. Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar by applying for an AICPA Legacy Scholarship. If chosen, [...] More

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized. Applicants must be children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 or children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

ASID Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following subject: "As an interior designer, how will [...] More

ASID Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The ASID Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning [...] More

Colorado Christian University Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Colorado Christian University Legacy Scholarship must be the child of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the child of a currently enrolled CCU student; or the sibling of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the sibling of a currently enrolled CCU student. The Legacy Scholarship is available for new freshman and transfer students. For more [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • CMU's Legacy Scholarship is available to first-time students or first-time transfer students who are the son or daughter of a parent or court-ordered legal guardian who earned an associate, bachelor or graduate degree from CMU (formerly Mesa State College). This is awarded to in-state and out-of-state students, as well as students in special tuition classifications like the Western Undergraduate [...] More

Elizabeth Olson Legacy Scholarship - Interior Design

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Elizabeth Olson Legacy Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in a four-year accredited interior design program within the United States. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, design skill and professionalism and personal statement. Applicant must submit a design portfolio, including images & documentation from select projects showcasing your design [...] More

Federal Resources Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Federal Resources Warrior's Legacy Scholarship awards graduating seniors and full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States. Applicants must provide verification documents with their applications. These include proof of service to verify their parent/guardian's service in Law Enforcement, EMS, or the Armed Forces (i.e. [...] More

Jared E. Banta Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jared E. Banta Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, KY. Eligible candidates must be involved in sports and/or the arts; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; and, plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with preference given to students who plan to attend college in Kentucky or Ohio. [...] More

Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Jennifer was originally diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2009 and experienced a metastatic recurrence of stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Jennifer’s primary focus throughout her cancer journey was always raising her children, Casey, Connor, and Riley. She had a passion for watching their multiple sporting events and also enjoyed travel and attending concerts. She was a founding patient [...] More

John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/18/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to support and nurture African American interior design and architecture students while promoting diversity and access in education. Nelson is a known champion of design education, diversity, and unfettered access to education. This scholarship was established by Nelson in partnership with the IIDA Foundation in 2019.

    The John J. [...] More

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • 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 and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field.

    The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More

Lady Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lady Legacy Scholarship is for a senior high school female who is a resident of the counties of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker or Tuscaloosa in Alabama, and has an interest in golf. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited secondary school, have a minimum ACT score of 22, demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year Alabama college or [...] More

Metro Youth Football Alumni Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/16/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The MYFA Scholarship was established as a means to expresses the importance of education to the players, parents and coaches of Metro Football. $1500 Legacy Scholarships will be awarded to 4 students who participated in the MYFA Tackle Program and are still participating in football at the varsity level. $1000 John Pierce Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one student graduating in the [...] More

NHA Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. waterpower 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 [...] More

PACIM Polanie Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Polanie Legacy Scholarship, established in 2014 through a generous bequest of the Polanie Organization, supports studies at a secondary or post-secondary institution, including colleges, universities, technical schools, and vocational schools. All application materials must be submitted by July 31. Applicants must be of Polish descent. Submit a short biographical statement, including a brief [...] More

Simon Youth Greg Saunders Legacy Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Each year, SYF awards up to $1 million in one-time and renewable Simon Youth Scholarships to high school students in every community that is home to a Simon Mall. Targeting first-generation college students and those with demonstrated financial need, the Simon Youth Scholarships program furthers the SYF commitment to extending educational opportunities to all students who want to learn, [...] More

Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship was created by his family and loved ones to memorialize the life, honor the memory, and commemorate the legacy of Tony V. Grey (July 28, 1937 - October 13, 2016). A dedicated family man, navy officer, community leader of Ventura County and proud Filipino...American...Pinoy. The life of Tony Grey went above and beyond just his family and this scholarship award [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 11/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are [...] More
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