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Undergraduate Scholarships
Collegewide Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year the College of Business Scholarship Committee awards a number of scholarships to upper-division business majors. Awards are made on an academic year basis covering both the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for an award, you must be an upper-division business major at the end of the spring semester in which application is made and a full-time student during the entire award period.

The College of Business accepts undergraduate scholarship applications in the spring of each year for the following academic year.

Based on a single application, applicants are considered for all applicable awards and award recipients will be announced at the end of June. Scholarship awards are distributed in two equal installments, one at the beginning of the fall semester and one at the beginning of the spring semester. For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

  • Bank of America Scholarships ($1,500)
  • College of Business Achievement Scholarship ($1,500)
  • E. Ray Solomon Scholarships ($1,500)
  • Martin Mayhew Scholarships ($1,250)
  • Darden Restaurants Scholarships ($1,000)
  • Jim King Scholarships ($1,000)
  • Joseph A. Gangloff Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Owens Scholarship ($1,000)
  • W. David Ellrich, Jr. Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Willie Le Hall Johnson Scholarships ($1,000)
  • B.K. and Mary Roberts Scholarship ($500)
  • College of Business Alumni Scholarships ($500)
  • Herb Morgan Scholarships ($500)
  • Lena Meyer Gustavson Scholarships ($500)
  • Ned Palmer Scholarship ($500)

Department Undergraduate Scholarships

These awards are typically restricted to students with a major in each department. For additional information or questions about the scholarships below, please contact the appropriate department.

Department of Accounting Scholarships
  • John Champion Scholarships ($1,000)
  • E.C. and Tillie Allen Scholarships ($750)
  • Kimberly Winter Cass Memorial Scholarships ($750)
  • Undergraduate Accounting Scholar Awards ($500)

Based on generous donations made by the late Mr. E.C. Allen and his wife Tillie, the family, friends and colleagues of the late Kimberly Winter Cass (a manager with EY), the late Mr. Richard Possenti (a partner with KPMG), as well as alumni and friends of the Accounting Department, at this time, the Accounting Department is pleased to announce the availability of up to 16 scholarships for the Fall of 2016 Semester. Applicants apply for these awards in the Spring of 2016 and the awards are paid in the Fall 2016 Semester.  Qualified students can apply for these awards each semester.

Only one application is necessary to be considered for the above four (4) scholarships. To apply for these awards students must meet six (6) criteria:

  1. have completed at least one (1) upper level (i.e., 3000 and/or 4000 level) required accounting major courses (i.e., ACG and/or TAX) as of the end of the Summer 2016 Semester;
  2. be an undergraduate accounting major (full-time and part-time undergraduate accounting majors will be considered) during the Spring 2017 Semester;
  3. have an accounting GPA of at least 3.250 based on 3000 and 4000 level required accounting major courses taken (i.e., those courses with ACG and TAX prefixes) as of the end of the Summer 2016 Semester;
  4. have an overall GPA of at least 3.250 as of the end of the Summer 2016 Semester;
  5. have completed or be enrolled in at least one upper-level (i.e., 3000 and/or 4000 level) required accounting major course (i.e., ACG and/or TAX) since the last time that the applicant received one of these scholarships. For example, if the most recent scholarship that you received was in the Fall of 2016, you must be enrolled in a class for the Fall of 2015; and
  6. have at least one required upper level accounting course (i.e., ACG or TAX) yet to complete in the Spring 2017 Semester or later.
More information and application forms for these scholarships are available in the Accounting Department Office (RBA 309) and through the FSU Accounting Blackboard Organizational website.  A student can apply for a scholarship even if he/she is not enrolled during the current semester as long as he/she will be enrolled in the semester the scholarship is paid.

External ACCOUNTING Scholarships

  • The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Minority Scholarship external link icon
  • Clay Ford Minority Scholarship for 5th Year Accounting Students external link icon
  • Florida Board of Accountancy’s Minority Scholarship external link icon
  • Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Scholarships external link icon
  • James Wilcox African American 5th Year Scholarship external link icon
  • Walter A. Friedly Memorial Scholarship external link icon

    For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF). Additional information and applications are available in the Department of Accounting Office (RBA 309).

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    Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems & Supply Chain Scholarships

    Jeanie Cannan Vidaurreta Scholarship
    The scholarship supports disadvantaged and underrepresented students who are focused on a career in Management Information Systems. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, eligibility criteria includes but is not limited to the following: GPA and GMAT scores; focus disadvantaged and minority students; relative personal challenges and achievements; leadership; initiative; honors and awards.

    Marguerite N. Williams Presidential Scholarship
    The scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate information management systems students with criteria based on academic merit, leadership and/or community service.

    For more information or to apply, please contact Jocelyn Ridenour Hankins: 850-644-1900, jhankins@business.fsu.edu.

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    Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarships
    • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (Cecil B. Day) Scholarship
    • Aramark Scholarship
    • Ashby Stiff Undergraduate Scholarship
    • Bessie Morgan Marshall Scholarship
    • Charlie Hoare Scholarship
    • Chris J. Kalfas Memorial Scholarship
    • Davis Hospitality Administration Student Activity & Scholarship
    • Dedman Endowment in Hospitality
    • Don A. & Frances B. Veller Scholarship
    • Fred A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
    • Gabriel Brady/Gate Gourmet International Scholarship Fund
    • Ian Trent Taylor Memorial Scholarship external link icon
    • International Club Suppliers' Scholarship
    • Iris D. Larson Hospitality Scholarship
    • J. Willard Marriott Sr. Endowed Excellence Scholarship
    • Jacksonville Seminole Club - Jay Abraham Scholarship
    • John Carnaghi Scholarship
    • John & Karen Culver Endowment for International Travel Support
    • LaQuinta Award for Excellence
    • Peter Albe Memorial Scholarship
    • Robert J. Shelley Memorial Scholarship
    • Ruby Tuesday Restaurants - James Bruce Wallace Memorial Scholarship
    • The Sadden Family Foundation Scholarship
    • Thomas A. Waits Undergraduate Scholarship
    • The Villages Friends of FSU Scholarship
    • Zuknick Morgan Family Scholarship

    Selection Process

  • Students may begin applying Jan. 1 of each year.
  • The Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarship Application and all required documents must be submitted by Feb. 28 to:
    Lydia Hanks
    Florida State University
    College of Business
    Dedman School of Hospitality
    288 Champions Way, UCB 4107
    Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2541

  • The scholarship selection committee will review all applications submitted by deadline during March. Students will be notified on or before April 1st.
  • An objective point system is applied and application information is independently verified.
  • Students who submit false or inflated/exaggerated information will be automatically rejected for a scholarship, and counseled by the director of Dedman School of Hospitality.

  • Eligibility

  • Applicants must be hospitality management, global club management or PGA golf management majors in the College of Business
  • Must be enrolled in, or have completed, a minimum of two required courses
  • Must have at least one semester (12 credit hours), not including summer, remaining after the Spring semester during which you are applying for a scholarship

  • Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Impressive industry/extra-curricular record
  • Submission of a 300-500 word essay on "Why I need this scholarship to meet my career goals," a copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and an updated resume
  • Have financial need (based on FAFSA application). NOTE: Submitting FAFSA form is not required but is recommended. Because many scholarships are based on demonstrating financial need, FAFSA verification may open additional opportunities for you. Submit only the Student Aid Report (SAR) page that includes your EFC.
  • Properly submitted Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarship Application.

  • Scholarship Amounts

  • Scholarship amounts will vary depending on the student’s qualifications and the scholarship sponsor.
  • Full-year scholarships will be distributed in two installments, half in the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester.

  • External HOSPITALITY Scholarships

    Below is a listing of links to scholarships available through individuals, organizations and company sponsors. Each scholarship will have their own requirements, deadlines and criteria for selection. Be sure to review the instructions carefully.

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    Department of Finance Scholarships
    • J. Edwin White Memorial Scholarship
    • John Philip Pomeroy Presidential Scholarship
    • Karl and Sophie Schweizer Scholarship
    • Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Endowed Fund for Finance

    For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).Open application period is the spring semester for awards dispersed the following fall and spring semesters. Application deadline is the Friday of exam week during the spring semester. Students are notified by early July if they have been selected for the scholarship and for which semester the award will be awarded. Click here for this year’s application (PDF).

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    Department of Management Scholarships

    Center for Human Resource Management Kirk Belle Cocke Hassell Scholarship (up to $2000)

    • Must be a Human Resource Management or Management major and normally must have a least a 3.25 FSU GPA
    • Primary selection criteria are academic excellence and volunteer service to the FSU student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management

    Kirk Belle Cocke Hassell Scholarships (up to $2000)

    • Must be a Human Resource Management or Management major and normally must have a least a 3.25 FSU GPA
    • Primary selection criteria are academic excellence and volunteer service to student or professional groups.


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    Department of Marketing Scholarships
    • Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Scholarships ($2,000)
    • Professional Sales Advisory Council Scholarships (various)

    Applications for the Grocery Manufacturer Representative, O.C. Ferrell and Richard Baker scholarships are accepted through April, with awards announced in early summer. For further information on these scholarships, please contact Luke Hopkins, assistant chair of the Department of Marketing. The Professional Sales Advisory Council scholarships are awarded in both fall and spring semesters. For further information on these scholarships, please contact Pat Pallentino, director of the Sales Institute. For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

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    Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies Scholarships

    Scholarships for Real Estate Majors and Risk Management/ Insurance Majors are available through the department as well as external sources.

    Internal REAL ESTATE Scholarships

    The real estate scholarships are listed below and the application period is open each spring for the following academic year. These scholarships are typically awarded at the beginning of the fall semester, and the recipients announced in the fall at the Real Estate Trends Conference and the College of Business Leadership and Scholarship. For more information, contact Loreen Kollar in The Center for Real Estate Education & Research.

    Students should complete the standard scholarship application available here (PDF). The department's real estate scholarships application is currently closed. For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

    • Bill Teel, Clara J. Milligan Teel, and Ann Teel Hatcher Endowed Scholarship: 
    • Crossman & Company Endowed Scholarship
    • Mark Edward Burgess Scholarship
    • Mark Hillis and Nan Casper Hillis Endowed Fund for Real Estate 
    • Michael Baldwin Scholarship

    External REAL ESTATE Scholarships
    For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

    Internal RISK MANAGEMENT/INSURANCE Scholarships

    Students majoring in risk management/insurance are encouraged to apply for the scholarships described below. Department scholarship applications are made available twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. Contact the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies for the application deadline dates for the departmental undergraduate scholarships. By completing the departmental scholarship application, you will be considered for all scholarships that are listed below for which you meet the eligibility requirements, except for the Professionalism Award, which requires a separate application (described below). Scholarship recipients are determined by the RMI faculty unless otherwise noted. In addition, a list of external scholarships that generally target RMI majors, is also provided below with the appropriate contact information and application due dates. For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

    Scholarships are presented at the Gamma Iota Sigma/RMI Program Banquet at the end of the semester.

    The Professionalism Award requires a separate application, which can be found here or from the department office. Completing the requirements for the Professionalism Award is a great way to demonstrate to employers that you have a high level of engagement in department and Gamma Iota Sigma events and a commitment to learning more about the industry above and beyond what is taught in the classroom. This award is sponsored by Bouchard Insurance. This application is due on the same day as the department scholarship applications.

  • Buddy McCue Scholarship
  • CPCU "Gulf" Coast Scholarship
  • E. Ray Solomon Scholarship Fund in Insurance
  • Edward A. Rivas Scholarship
  • Elfreda L. Egger, CPCU Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Erb Family Scholarship
  • FAIA Good Works Fund
  • Florida Gold Coast CPCU Chapter Scholarship
  • Foundation for Agency Management Excellence external link icon
  • Hilton-Oliver Scholarship
  • Katrina Anne "Katie" Froeschle Memorial Scholarship external link icon
  • Kristen Waters Hood/Cynthia Waters Fletcher Scholarship in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Robert T. Powell Endowed Scholarship
  • Tom C. Johnson Scholarship
  • Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. Endowment Fund

    External RISK MANAGEMENT/INSURANCE Scholarships
    The following scholarships are awarded by organizations outside the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies. Deadlines and application procedures are unique to each scholarship. Applications may be obtained directly from the sponsoring organization through the website links provided. For specific scholarship criteria, please click here (PDF).

  • Independent Insurance Agents (IIA) of Tallahassee Scholarship
  • Johnstone Educational Foundation Scholarship external link icon
  • Self-Insurance Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship external link icon
  • Spencer Foundation Scholarships external link icon
  • Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals external link icon
  • The Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarship external link icon
  • Angus Robinson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship external link icon
  • Insurance Scholarship Foundation of America external link icon
  • Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Scholarships external link icon

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    Scholarship and Fellowship Programs

    National and International Scholarships & Fellowships (Honors Program): For information regarding these awards, see the University Honors Program website external link icon.

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