Students & Campus Life

FSU students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships

A record number of Florida State University students are studying or interning around the world this summer thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. FSU’s 28 Gilman Scholars are the most in school history. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study […]

Doctoral student awarded fellowship for nuclear research

A doctoral student in Florida State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received a major fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue her research into newer, safer forms of nuclear energy. Bonnie Klamm will receive $155,000 over three years from the DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program to support her research as she […]

FSU doctoral student receives national Gabriela Mistral award

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious award for her work in a national honor society. Esther Hernández-Esteban, a third year doctoral student studying Hispanic literature and cultural studies, is the 2019 recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Award. The recognition is given by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. […]

Recent FSU graduate’s novel being turned into SYFY pilot

Before she applied for college, Mikaela Bender was already writing a novel. Now, just weeks after graduating from Florida State University, a digital pilot of the Orlando native’s first book is getting ready to debut on Syfy, a cable network featuring science fiction programming. Bender, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Editing, […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors more than 300 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 314 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 25. Since 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, […]

FSU’s Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at the President’s Senior Toast

After years of studious efforts, seniors at Florida State University raised a glass of champagne to celebrate their upcoming graduation during the annual President’s Senior Toast Tuesday, April 23. Since 2013, the President’s Senior Toast has brought together graduating students to commemorate their time at FSU along with President John Thrasher and other university administrators. […]

Students enjoy a sweet break at President’s Ice Cream Social

Florida State University students enjoyed ice cream and other refreshments during a sunny day on Landis Green Wednesday, April 10, during the annual President’s Ice Cream Social. The President’s Ice Cream Social is a longstanding tradition at FSU during the spring semester where the university’s president, along with other university administrators, scoop ice cream for […]

Student leaders recognized during annual awards night

Florida State University students, employees and organizations gathered April 9 for the university’s annual Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, honors the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus who engage in leadership learning. The awards and their recipients are: President’s Award, given to an outstanding freshman for […]

Florida State receives inaugural leadership award from PeaceJam

Florida State University students are serving as a model for the world as they inspire a new generation of leaders through their work with PeaceJam. PeaceJam, an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize laureates who work personally with youth, awarded Florida State the organization’s inaugural Innovative Leadership Award for the university’s outstanding PeaceJam student leadership […]

FSU Students Give Back to Tallahassee at ‘The Big Event’

More than 1,700 volunteers from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College woke up early Saturday, March 30, to give back to the city of Tallahassee during The Big Event 2019. It is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, with more than 50 service sites across Florida’s […]

FSU students honored during 2019 President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From ratifying amendments to registering bone marrow donors to teaching courses in Kenya and rural India, students at Florida State University have done more than just balance studies and a social life; they’ve changed lives. President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon Tuesday, March 26, as part of the annual President’s […]