The Monk Bonasorte Free Safety Football Scholarship was created in memory of the late Monk Bonasorte - a standout safety for FSU Football, dedicated employee of Seminole Boosters, and beloved member of the FSU Athletic Department.


Monk (#42) was inducted into FSU's Hall of Fame in 1995. He played from 1977-80. Bonasorte was a former walk on who ended his career as one of the best defensive backs in FSU history. Florida State's second of all-time career interception leader with 15 and was the Seminoles career leader for eleven years ('80 – '91).

Monk spent 13 years as President and Executive Director of FSU's Varsity Club, where he helped build it into one of the top organizations of its kind in the country. He joined the FSU athletic department's executive staff as a Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2008 where he oversaw the department's internal operations as well as FSU's highly-successful football, soccer and softball programs.

He served on many committees including ACC Officiating Committee ('08-'11), College Football Playoff Game Advisory Group, and the Rose Bowl Committee Advisory Group. His football acumen provided him with numerous speaking opportunities such as serving as the analyst for Seminole IMG Sports Network pregame radio show (1997-2015), presenting to Seminole booster meetings around the country and providing chalk talk for the FSU's President's tailgate.

On November 19th, 2016, Monk passed away after a courageous fight with cancer.  The Monk Bonasorte Free Safety Position Scholarship was established in his honor. 



Supporter Pledged Amount Gift Date
Maurine Martin $100.00 12/3/2017 11:59 PM
Nora Smith $1,000.00 12/5/2017 12:00 PM
Sallyn Pajcic $5,000.00 11/28/2017 12:00 PM

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