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Alumni Scholarships

Karen Schmitt Roberts Internship Impact Fund

This scholarship exists to provide need-based travel scholarships to Stetson University students. It is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship that helps cover the costs associated with an internship, such as summer housing, flights or gas expenses. This gives students the opportunity to network and collaborate with professionals, companies and other universities across the nation and around the world.

For more information, contact Christine Arias in the Office of Career and Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or by calling 386-822-7315.

ASSI$T Scholarship

The Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund (ASSI$T) provides scholarship money for relatives of Stetson University alumni. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education. Scholarships are also available for graduate students at the College of Law and/or at the DeLand campus. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each annually.

If you would like to make a gift to either of these important scholarship funds, you may give online or you may send your check, made payable to Stetson University, to:

Office of Development
Stetson University
421 North Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8286
DeLand, FL 32723

Please note on your check or gift form that your contribution is for the Karen Schmitt Roberts Internship Impact Fund or the ASSI$T Scholarship.

Scholarship Guidelines

Stetson University alumni with relatives who are applying to the university for the first time should encourage them to list their alumni connections on the Application for Admission. This will ensure that the student is automatically considered for the Alumni ASSI$T Scholarship. It is no longer necessary to fill out a separate application form for this scholarship.

Students are eligible for this scholarship only as entering freshmen. The scholarship is highly competitive with an average of eight $1,000 scholarships available each year. Students selected have the following characteristics: high school GPA and standardized test scores; significant financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and a high level of involvement and leadership in activities and community service.

Each fall, a list of the top candidates is assembled for the Alumni Association Board of Directors at the annual August meeting. The Board then votes on scholarship candidates and these recommendations are made to the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid, which make the final determination of awards. Students are notified in August if they will receive the scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years.


  • The applicant must be a relative of Stetson alumni (applies to ASSI$T scholarship recipients only).
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. Students must have submitted the FAFSA to be considered for this scholarship.
  • The applicant should demonstrate leadership qualities and service to the school and to the community and have the potential to contribute in some special way to the Stetson University community as demonstrated on the Application for Admission.
  • The applicant should have a B+ overall average in high school or a 3.0 GPA from college for graduate school or transfer candidates as demonstrated by official transcripts submitted with the Application for Admission.