The Honors Program at Ferris State University offers two competitive scholarships that help towards tuition in addition to the University-sponsored Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarships. 

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  • 'WNF' scholarships, as we call them, are automatically granted by the Department of Financial Aid to incoming first-year students who meet the High School GPA and ACT requirements.  The full list of requirements, and details about renewal of these scholarships, is available on Ferris' Financial Aid site.

  • The Dr. Edwin Harris Memorial Scholarship, valued at $600, is awarded once a year to a student in the Honors Program at Ferris State University. The three criteria for winning this scholarship are: academic excellence, appreciation for/utilization of technology in the learning process, and potential for success in your chosen field. Should two or more students be equally qualified, financial need may be used as an additional criterion.

    To apply, access the scholarship through 'MyScholarships' on MyFSU, and attach your essay to your application there.

  • Students wishing to be considered for the Stanley Dean Scholarship must be a full–time junior level (56 to 85 semester credit hours earned) student, in good standing, who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Applicants for the scholarship shall have demonstrated leadership potential in campus and/or community activities. These activities include but are not limited to: academic leadership (outstanding academic achievement), student government, athletics, student organizations and activities (e.g. Accounting Club, Ferris Communication Association, Torch), sororities, fraternities and community/ volunteer activities (e.g. Starburst, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Home Hospice).

    The award amount varies and is non–renewable.


There are a number of nationally-competitive scholarships and post-graduate fellowships available to Honors students. Many of these require a great deal of preparation before applying. If you are interested, please get in touch with the Honors Program staff as soon as possible.