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 Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • 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

Minnesota Masonic Charities Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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 3.6-3.89 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

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Last Reviewed: October 2019

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