Students & Campus Life

Students receive national scholarships to study critical languages

Four Florida State University students will study abroad in an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program thanks to the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship, offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarships are an effort by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering […]

Five FSU students receive prestigious Boren Awards

Five Florida State University students will study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity thanks to prestigious Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program. Four FSU undergraduate students received Boren Scholarships, which provide up to $20,000 for U.S. […]

Two FSU students awarded highly selective Hollings Scholarship

Two Florida State University students were chosen from a competitive pool of national applicants to receive the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As Hollings Scholars, FSU rising juniors Jennifer Magi and Anna Wuest will receive awards that include up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years […]

Florida State MBA student juggles weighty goals

Heavy lifting has become second nature for Florida State University graduate student Aria Bremner. The native of Davidson, North Carolina, balances studying for an MBA through the FSU College of Business online program with her training as an elite competitive weightlifter. The flexibility of FSU’s online program allows Bremner to keep up with her schoolwork […]

Two FSU undergrads to spend summer at Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Two Florida State University rising sophomores have been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for undergraduate students from the United States. The program is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs in the world. Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a university […]

FSU’s first class of Presidential Scholars leaves lasting legacy

When the first cohort of 25 Presidential Scholars stepped foot on Florida State University’s campus, they had big plans for how they would spend the next four years. The Presidential Scholars Program, Florida State’s premier undergraduate merit scholarship program, launched in 2014 with the mission of recruiting promising leaders who would become engaged scholars on […]

Power of WE: An unlikely friendship forges positive change on campus

Florida State University President John Thrasher and graduating senior Inam Sakinah are not a pair one would typically expect to be working together to catalyze change on campus. But since meeting in 2014 during the president’s visit to one of FSU’s neurology labs, the two have formed a strong bond despite their differences in age, […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes a record 289 new members

Photo Gallery Florida State University welcomed a record-setting 289 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, […]

FSU takes first place at MuniMod civic tech competition

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence. The hackathon-style event was hosted by the Florida League of Cities in collaboration with Domi Station April 7-8 in Orlando. Students were tasked with applying their […]

Meet Stacey Pierre, FSU’s new student body president

Stacey Pierre has been developing her voice and refining her leadership from the day she set foot on Florida State University’s campus. A first-generation student from Miramar, Florida, Pierre now stands at the helm of FSU’s Student Government Association, serving as the chief student advocate. Pierre, a junior majoring in biology and former student body […]

FSU students have a different take on spring break

While college students across the nation are enjoying their spring break lying on the beach or relaxing at home, dozens of Florida State University students are taking a different approach during their short reprieve from class. Groups and individual FSU students are traveling around the country and world while gaining career experience, giving back to […]

Power of WE hosts bipartisan discussion with former Congressmen

Florida State University’s Power of WE and The Village Square partnered to host the third installment of the Power of WE’s Shared Spaces Series on Feb. 13, focusing on “Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis?” Members of the FSU and greater Tallahassee community watched as two political rivals — former Congressmen […]