Donors celebrate full endowment of Alisa Kinsaul memorial scholarship

Erica Martin

Family and friends of Alisa Kinsaul will gather to celebrate the full endowment of a scholarship established in her memory at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the FSU Panama City Dean’s Conference Room, Holley A301.

“A two-time graduate of Florida State University Panama City, a 2004 Notable ’Nole and director of campus communications for 12 years, Alisa Kinsaul was a valued member of the FSU Panama City family,” Dean Randy Hanna said. “This scholarship will allow her legacy to continue through deserving students for years to come.”

The Alisa Butler Kinsaul Memorial Endowed Scholarship will support an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in a communication field within the College of Applied Studies.

In all, 76 donors have helped surpass the $25,000 minimum endowment, which will fund one scholarship per academic year beginning fall 2018. FSU Panama City will award a scholarship in Alisa Kinsaul’s memory from the Endowment for the College of Applied Studies beginning fall 2017 while the endowment accrues earnings over the next year.

Only the investment income from endowed funds is used to award scholarships. This preserves the original gift in perpetuity, guaranteeing the fund will have an impact for generations to come.