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Legacy Scholarship Criteria and Application Instructions

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship application period for students attending Washburn during the 2022-23 academic year opens on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, and closes on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

Applicants must read and meet the following criteria and complete the following instructions to be eligible for a Legacy Scholarship during the 2022-23 academic year. The application period for students attending Washburn during the 2023-24 academic year will open in fall 2022.



  1. Applicants must be Washburn alumni or Washburn legacies. What is a legacy? An applicant is a legacy if they have a parent(s), sibling(s), grandparent(s), or a spouse who is either a graduate of or is attending Washburn University or Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech).

  2. Applicants must re-apply each year for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

  3. Undergraduate students (full-time and part-time), graduate students, international students and incoming 1L (Washburn Law) students who meet the scholarship criteria are invited to apply.

  4. All students must be current dues paid members of the Alumni Association to be eligible for the scholarship. The student membership rate is $10 per year. Membership must be finalized or renewed prior to the scholarship deadline, Dec. 1, 2021.

  5. For scholarship eligibility, legacy student applicants must have an alumni parent(s), sibling(s), grandparent(s), or spouse who is also a current dues paid member of the Alumni Association unless deceased. Membership must be finalized or renewed prior to the scholarship deadline, Dec. 1, 2021.

  6. College applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Washburn University. Part-time students enrolled in 6-11 credit hours are eligible to receive half the scholarship amount awarded to full time students.

  7. High school applicants must plan on enrolling at Washburn University or Washburn Tech for the fall 2022 semester.

  8. High school applicants must be seniors entering Washburn University as freshmen in the fall of 2022.

All application and alumni membership materials must be received by the scholarship deadline (Dec. 1, 2021) for consideration.

2022-23 Scholarships will be disbursed in two equal payments, one half in fall 2022 and one half in spring 2023.

Submitting a scholarship application does not constitute a guarantee of receiving a scholarship. Please note, applying for assistance through Washburn's Financial Aid Office or applying for general university academic scholarships does not constitute your application for an Alumni Association scholarship. You must file this online application through the Alumni Association. You will receive a confirmation email upon submission which will verify receipt of your online application.


 The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Instructions and criteria
2021-22 recipients


Did You Know?

There are many ways to help fund legacy scholarships. A portion of Alumni Association membership dues, proceeds from the Washburn University license plate program and registration fees for Alumni Association events help fund the scholarships. You may also chose to make a gift directly to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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