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Become a Legacy Family

Join the Journey

Johnson & Wales University graduates know their experience wasn’t just educational — it was a personal and professional journey that was shaped by a strong sense of belonging and pride. That journey is woven into the history of the university, and continues on as current and future students aspire to achieve the successes of those who came before them. Relatives of JWU graduates can follow in those footsteps and attend JWU, receiving the same life-changing opportunities and are eligible for a $4,000 renewable scholarship.

Meet Legacy Student Jessica Ralph '26

SEEM major Jessica Ralph '26 chose JWU for many reasons, including the ability to continue her soccer career as part of JWU Charlotte’s team. But a big factor was the fact that her mother, Cindy Ralph, had attended both the Providence and Charleston campuses.

Says Jessica, “When we lived in Charleston, my mom would always pointed out where the campus used to be and her favorite places to go when we were downtown. My mom also met some of her closest friends at JWU. Her experience has shown me that I will build long-lasting relationships at JWU.”

Jessica’s Story

JWU Charlotte student Jessica Ralph '26

Applying for Legacy Enrollment

To be considered for legacy eligibility, students must have a relative (parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, legal guardian, cousin, or grandparent) who is a Johnson & Wales graduate. It is important to note the legacy relationship on the application. Encourage your student to get started by completing an admissions application today at apply.jwu.edu!

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Selecting a Major

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or want to explore different areas of interest, the JWU academic search tool will help you do both. With 100-plus undergaduate and graduate program options, there are infinite outcomes.

Majors & Degrees

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More Reasons to Choose JWU

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Student Support Services

JWU believes every student should have the tools they need to get a great college education.

Student Support Services

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Experiential Education

We connect you to employers and professional development opportunities for a successful career start.

Experiential Education

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With JWU’s unique approach to education, you work closely with faculty who have expertise in their own unique disciplines.

JWU Faculty

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