Windy City Seminole Club

Mike McGee Scholarship 2023

The Windy City Seminoles’ annual Mike McGee Scholarships are named after the former president of our Chicago alumni club who lost his battle with cancer back in 2010. Mike was a great leader and friend, always quick with a smile and helping hand. It would be difficult to find a more diehard Seminole fan or dedicated FSU alum anywhere in the country, and these scholarships to current FSU students from Illinois are the the perfect way to honor his legacy.

Previously declined scholarship applicants may re-apply for this scholarship opportunity. Students enrolled in a certificate program and graduate school classes are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicant requirements:

  • Illinois Resident
  • Full-Time undergraduate student at Florida State
  • At least 30 completed semester hours
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 (unweighted).
  • Applicant must be able to maintain his/her full-time student status throughout the spring semester.
  • Required attachments to application:
    • Completed Windy City Seminole Scholarship Application
    • One copy of unofficial transcripts
    • One letter of recommendation from university faculty and/or employer
    • Essay: What impact would you like to make in the world through your career, and how is Florida State University helping you to achieve that goal? (500-word maximum)

Selection criteria:

Applicants are considered based on their academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and work experience. Upon review of all applications, the selection committee may conduct a phone interview with the top candidates before making a final selection.


All application materials for the scholarship must be received on or before June 12, 2023. Applications can be submitted via e-mail or mail.

Email application:

Please submit all email applications to with the subject line “2023 Windy City Seminoles Scholarship Application.” Please attach your application as a PDF and do not submit the application in the body of the email.

Scholarship awards:

Scholarship notification will come from the selection committee, along with a congratulatory letter, which will be sent on or before June 23, 2023.

The scholarship awards will be paid to FSU’s Student Financial Services department. The winners will receive the payment as soon as administratively possible after notification has been made.

The Windy City Seminoles will have the right to use the scholarship recipient’s name, picture and any submitted information for publications and posting on the Windy City Seminoles’ website and social media accounts, and the recipient will be expected to attend a Windy City Seminoles event based on availability and/or write an acceptance letter to be shared with club members.