Legacy Scholarship

Normalites, Hurons, and Eagles have gathered over the years to share in the traditions and rich history of Eastern Michigan University. Traditions not only pass through each graduating class, but strengthened through numerous generations -- continuing a family legacy.

In 1970, a scholarship was established to honor the children and grandchildren of EMU alumni. The amount has grown throughout the years, however, each award is $1,250 and is good for the academic school year (fall and winter semester). Help us to continue the legacy by making a gift to the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund. Your gift will help us grow the number of scholarships awarded in the future. 

Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for the legacy scholarship, each applicant must:

  • Have a parent, step-parent, or grandparent who graduated from EMU.
  • Be admitted to EMU with full-time status (undergraduate, graduate, or transfer student).
  • Submit a complete application.
  • Write a 300 word essay, describing what it means to you to be an EMU legacy.
  • Provide a written letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Provide a resume that outlines work history, awards/honors, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experience. (Sample Resume)
  • Provide official transcripts reflecting at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA from your most recent institution. If you have already been admitted to EMU or are a current EMU student, your transcripts/GPA will be pulled through the EMU Admissions Office.
  • Recipients of the scholarship must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student both semesters (fall and winter) when the scholarship is received.

Please note, demonstration of financial need is not a requirement for the scholarship. 

Applications for 2024-2025 opens on December 11 and closes on March 29 at 12:00pm.

Legacy Scholarship Application

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 scholarship recipients: View Scholarship Recipients.