Legacy Scholarships

Funded by annual contributions to the Wright State University Foundation and by special fundraising events sponsored by the Wright State Alumni Association, Alumni Networks and Societies, the Legacy Scholarship Fund has provided student scholarships since 1994. 

Legacy Scholarships support students who are the immediate family members (spouse, child, legal dependent, stepchild or grandchild) of a Wright State graduate who has been a Gold member within the last three years or is a life Gold member (paid-in-full, if applicable)  at the time of application of the Wright State Alumni Association.

The Wright State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is NOT AUTOMATIC and students must re-apply each year. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (937) 775-2620 or the Office of Raider Connect at (937) 775-4000.

Eligibility for the Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarship is:

  1.   Be the immediate family member (spouse, child, legal dependent, stepchild, or grandchild) of a Wright State graduate who has been a  GOLD  member with the Wright State Alumni Association within the last three years or a paid-in-full lifetime member of the Alumni Association.
  2.   Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (incoming, continuing, and transfer students)
  3.   Be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student
  4.   Complete the online Scholarship Application by the deadline set by the Raider Connect and Financial Aid Office. During the application process candidates will be asked if they are a relative of a Wright State graduate and then prompted to provide the name of that relative. 
Year Amount

Legacy Scholarship Annual Award Amounts
1st Year Recipient    $1,000.00
2nd Year Recipient    $1,250.00
3rd Year Recipient     $1,500.00
4th Year Recipient    $2,000.00

*All scholarships and award amounts are contingent on available funds by the Alumni Association
*The Legacy Scholarship is a competitive scholarship and is NOT awarded solely based on meeting eligibility requirements.