Continuing a Legacy
Hundreds of future Seminoles applied for the second annual awarding of the Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship, which were established to benefit the children, grandchildren and siblings of FSU graduates. Four recipients were selected from the impressive list of candidates based on their academic merit, a written essay, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities. Brief excerpts from these Florida State freshmen’s award-winning essays are below.
“For as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a Seminole. … I know that Florida State, with its strong academic programs, will give me the tools and knowledge I need to make my own mark in the world. My sister has demonstrated her leadership both on campus and off, and I intend on following her lead and continuing the high standards that she has set.”
“As a part of the university, it is my goal to learn as much as possible while I am at FSU and to take that knowledge with me when I leave Tallahassee. Once I begin my career, I will use that knowledge to do my part to make the world a better place, all the while representing FSU in the most positive light possible.”
Colorado Springs, Colo.
“Continuing on the legacy of my family at The Florida State University will help me realize my full potential. I know that Florida State will offer whatever I want to study so that I am prepared when I enter the workforce. Finally, I know that going to school at my dream school will make my family proud and show them that I have tried hard to follow in their footsteps.”
Coral Springs, Fla.
“In my family, being a Seminole is more than just getting a degree from FSU; it’s a tradition. … Tallahassee is my second home, where all my family shares their greatest memories. I have loved this place since the first time I stepped foot on campus. It is my turn to carry on the family legacy, and I could not be more proud.”