Seminole Club of the Rockies Scholarship

Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student and resident of the state of Colorado.

Seminole Club of the Rockies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay #1 Topic: Florida State Greatness and the Future

    In 2021, Florida State hired its 16th University President Richard McCullough. In his inauguration speech, he stated, “Florida State has indeed earned the right to be called a great university. Now our challenge —and our responsibility— is to become even greater.”

    Essay Question:
    What drew you to apply to an out of state university and then ultimately select Florida State? When you toured campus, was there anything you saw or experienced that solidified your choice to select Florida State? What are one or two things that you think make Florida State great?
  2. Essay #2 Topic: Florida State Heritage, History

    The Florida State University has a very rich, diverse, and prestigious history. FSU was founded in 1851 and has grown to become one of the top public universities in the country. FSU has Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, astronauts, Hall of Fame athletes, National Championship teams, Grammy, and Oscar winners and so much more. To memorialize these accomplishments FSU has placed statues, plaques, fountains, and memorials throughout campus to memorialize this heritage. Some examples: Dodd Hall, Heritage Fountain, Bobby Bowden Statue, Integration and Diversity Statue, Seminole Family Statue, Unconquered Statue and many more. FSU hopes these inspire you as a student, not only to show you where Florida State students like you have been, but where you as a student can go!

    Essay Question:
    As a Florida State University student, you inherit this great legacy that you can help continue. What are some things, events or people from FSU that have inspired or motivated you?
  3. Essay #3 Topic: Being a good Seminole after College

    Charlie Ward was both an FSU Basketball and Football player. He won the Heisman Trophy but was not drafted by the NFL. He instead pursued a career in the NBA, where he played for 13 seasons with the Knicks, Spurs, and Rockets. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Charlie had an amazing career and many accolades to his name, though he never forgot where he came from. Charlie has been one of the greatest ambassadors for Florida State University throughout his time at Florida State and until today.

    Essay Question:
    You may not know how your life at FSU will progress or where your post graduate professional life may take you. Everyone’s adventure is different! How will you become a “great ambassador for Florida State” in the future?
  4. Essay #4 Topic: Leadership

    In the path to becoming a leader, there are challenges, obstacles, failures, and of course successes. Mark Zeigler, FSU Professor within the College of Business, spoke of FSU Softball Coach Lonni Alameda who guest spoke in one of the classes about leadership, teamwork, and culture. Coach Alameda has been the FSU Softball Head Coach since 2009 and is also a coach for the Canadian Olympic Team. She was quoted saying, “We have to continue to grow to learn how to get to each and every player. If I can learn to communicate in different ways, then I can become a better coach to 23 players.” This is an example of how she has utilized self-improvement and made changes to become a better leader to her athletes.

    Essay Question:
    Tell us about a time in high school, college or with a group, where you had to change your approach to become a better teammate or group member? How did this affect the team or group achieving their goals?
  5. Essay #5 Topic: Florida State Traditions and Organizations

    Florida State University has many traditions that make the university unique. These traditions are upheld and carried on by many organizations throughout the university. Great traditions such as Home Coming, Pow Wow, Dance Marathon, Chief Osceola, the War Chant and much more. These student lead organizations help the student body get involved, give them a feeling of belonging and make the most of their time at FSU. Some of these are FSU Circus, Marching Chiefs, Spirit Hunters, Garnet and Gold Guys, Bat Girls, intramurals, fraternities/sororities, and clubs of all kinds.

    Essay Question:
    What is your favorite tradition at FSU? What organization or tradition do you plan on or are already involved with at Florida State and why?