Legacy Scholarship

The Fort Hays State University Legacy Scholarship Program was established to honor the legacy of its alumni while supporting the exceptional educationaLegacy Scholarshipl environment provided by the University. Such programs continue the legacy of the FHSU tradition by providing scholarships to academically talented children of FHSU graduates who are members of the FHSU Alumni Association.

FHSU Legacy Scholarship Program Funding

All new first-time freshman, non-resident students living outside of Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, who meet the designated criteria, are eligible for consideration. The individual awards will be $5,000 per academic year, renewable up to four years, or $20,000 total.


  1. Applicants must be incoming, non-resident, first-time freshman living outside of Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, who have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher or equivalent score on the SAT.
  2. Applicants must be legal children or dependents, including adopted or stepchildren of FHSU graduates who are current dues paying members of the FHSU Alumni Association.
  3. Children of deceased FHSU Alumni Association members are also eligible if the alumnus was a dues paying member of the Association at the time of his or her death.
  4. Applicants must apply for admission to Fort Hays State University as degree seeking undergraduates and must enroll in 12 or more on-campus undergraduate credit hours in both fall and spring semesters.

Application/Selection Process

  1. Students can apply for this scholarship by going to the FHSU Scholarship Services Web site at https://fhsu.academicworks.com/users/sign_in.
  2. All recipients will receive $5,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study, or $20,000 total, with monies to be dispersed in equal amounts each semester of the award year.
  3. The scholarship must be used in the designated year it is awarded. It is not transferable. Students who withdraw from all classes will automatically forfeit the scholarship for future semesters.
  4. Recipients will be notified upon verification of scholarship guidelines and criteria.
  5. Any previously awarded/accepted FHSU ACT driven scholarship or the Academic Opportunity Award will be replaced by this Legacy Scholarship.

Renewal Option

  1. Scholarship renewal is automatic each year provided the student maintains a FHSU cumulative 2.50 or higher GPA and completes at least 12 on-campus credit hours each semester, and the sponsoring legacy remains a current member of the FHSU Alumni Association.
  2. Students are eligible to receive up to eight (8) semesters of funding within a consecutive four year period, as all renewal criteria is met.
Contact Information

For further information, contact the FHSU Scholarship Services Office at 785-628-4419, 800-628-3478.