Alumni & Friends

Why Give?

Impact on Students

Preparing students to thrive in an increasingly competitive and global economy is a top priority at Florida State University. This undertaking starts by recruiting the best, most deserving students and providing them with the financial resources they need to succeed.

Alumni, leaders at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and others are committed to help provide these resources. If you’re considering making a gift with a lasting impact, consider the following areas where philanthropy can make the greatest difference to students studying criminology and criminal justice:


Endowed scholarships enable the College to assist undergraduate and pre-professional students with tuition and other college expenses according to donor stipulations. Scholarships reward high achievement and bring the region’s best students to FSU. They also enable deserving students with financial need to develop their gifts and experience careers and futures they might never have had.

Private giving is the primary means for providing students with these resources. Your gifts increase the funds available for attracting top students, primarily by creating new undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.

Fallen Officer Memorial

The Fallen Officer Memorial, which will be located within the Eppes Memorial Garden, will pay tribute to the ever-increasing number of Florida State University law enforcement alumni who have given their lives in service to their communities. Read more about our fallen officers here.