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: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer award provides financial assistance to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field. Students interested in being considered for more than one AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards need only complete one application—applicants will be evaluated for all awards [...] 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: 1/21/2023
  • 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: 12/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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). Additionally, the applicant must be a full-time student and have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or college GPA from all [...] 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: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship is open to undergraduate students of African American descent who are currently enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit CIDA- or NASAD-accredited interior design or NAAB-accredited architecture program. Students must submit a 3-to-5 minute video articulating how the power of design has already impacted their life, and how they will proactively leverage their [...] 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

Legacy Family Angel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Our Legacy Scholarship is awarded based on merit to graduating high school seniors or college students currently enrolled in two or four-year programs. It is funded entirely by our Legacy Fund program to recognize and honor the survivors, victims, and families who have been affected by Domestic Violence. Our goal is to recognize students for their leadership, commitment to serving their [...] More

Metro Youth Football Alumni Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/16/2022
  • 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

Nasia Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/28/2022
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Nasia Legacy Scholarship (NLS) was founded on the belief that we should uplift, educate and improve the quality of life for others, whenever possible.  And, when any motivated individual expresses the desire to further his or her education, we hope that opportunity will not pass them by because financial resources were not available.

    Three $1,000 scholarships are available to 3 African and [...] More

NHA Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship (originally called the "NHA 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, [...] More

PACIM Polanie Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2022
  • 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 [...] More

Simon Youth Greg Saunders Legacy Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Simon Youth Greg Saunders Legacy Scholarships support dependent sons or daughters of a full- or part-time employee of Simon Property Group through one-time scholarships. Eligible applicants must: be a child of a full-time or part-time employee of Simon Property Group who has been employed for at least one year; be under 23; be a a high school senior or current college student planning to enroll [...] More

Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/6/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants of the Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship must be graduating high school students from a school located in Ventura County. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required, as well as a minimum Filipino heritage of 50%. The scholarship award is the first step in creating a larger community for good. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Leadership Legacy Fund has been established to honor the past, present, and future leaders of WTS by awarding an annual scholarship to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field (such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, or logistics) and demonstrate [...] More
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