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Legacy Award


Legacy Program Eligibility


The Legacy Program is designed for students who are in their first year at SVSU and whose parent(s), step-parent(s), grandparent(s), or guardian(s) graduated from SVSU. To apply, check “yes” on the admissions application when asked about an alumni parent, grandparent, or guardian.

1150+ legacy students and over $1000000 worth of scholarships given

Legacy Program Benefits

As an Alumni Legacy program member, you will receive the following benefits:

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • VIP Legacy card
  • Welcome to campus reception
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Preferential seating at graduation
  • Exclusive event invitations
  • Free admission to the Homecoming Tailgate for you and your family

“We came to SVSU because this university took such good care of our mom. We knew they would take good care of us. It’s like you are family, and they want you to succeed. With the Legacy scholarship, now we are ready to succeed.”


“SVSU provided an opportunity for my kids to advance their lives. I’m just so happy that so many decided to go there."

SHARON GEMBROWSKI, ‘97, B.A., Seven of her eight children have graduated from SVSU