Incoming International Freshmen Scholarships 2014-2015

If you are an international student that was admitted prior to Fall of 2014, then please refer to your messages in MyFSU for renewal criteria and other scholarship details. 

Ferris State University is pleased to offer several scholarship opportunities to first-time attending international freshmen based on their high school GPA (Grade Point Average) and TOEFL, ACT, SAT or IELTS scores.

Important: Only students attending the Big Rapids main campus are eligible for the scholarships listed below. To be eligible, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 Ferris State University credit hours for both Fall and Spring semesters.

Student's who plan to live in the residence halls on campus, may be eligible for an additional scholarship. Please click here for more information.




YEARS 1 & 2


YEARS 3 & 4

Founder's 31/1360 96/7.5 3.90

Full Resident Tuition

(up to 30 credits)

Full Resident Tuition

(up to 30 credits)

President's 29/1290 88/7.0 3.70 $5,500 $5,500           3.50
Provost's 26/1170 80/6.5 3.50 $4,000 $4,000           3.25
Dean's 24/1120 74/6.5 3.40 $3,000 $3,500           3.00
Ferris Gold 22/1020 67/6.0 3.25 $1,500 $2,000           2.75
Ferris Crimson 21/980 65/6.0 3.00 $1,000 $1,500           2.75



  • Students must maintain continuous full time enrollment which is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours for Fall and 12 credit hours for Spring. (Summer attendance is not required)
  • WNF Scholarships are not available for Summer semester.
  • Awards will be based on the highest submitted ACT Composite score (which includes English, math, reading and science) or the SAT combined score (reading and math, NOT writing). Scores from different ACT tests will not be combined to create a composite score.
  • The University will use the high school grade point average provided by the student's high school. If the student's high school does not use a weighted GPA for AP classes, neither will the University.
  • WNF Scholarships may be renewed up to three times, with a maximum payout of 4 years or 8 total semesters.
  • Renewals are based on the student's cumulative Ferris State University grade point average.
  • WNF recipients who are accepted into a graduate or doctoral program may continue to receive the WNF scholarship until they have reached the maximum of 4 years, provided they continue to meet the renewal criteria. The dollar value of the Founder's Scholarship will continue to be calculated at the Michigan resident, undergraduate tuition rate, up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.
  • Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds.
  • If a student's final high school GPA or subsequent test scores are higher than those initially evaluated, we will "bump" the student up to the highest WNF Scholarship they qualify for, provided the improved results are submitted before classes begin.
  • If a student repeats a placement test with lower scores or his or her final GPA is lower than initially submitted, we will honor the original scholarship offer.

 International Competitive Scholarship

For students whom will be attending college for the first time and are eligible for any WNF scholarship. Also must be recommended by their high school counselors or Education USA advisors who have been visited by Ferris State University. Letter of recommendation must be submitted with the application materials to the Office of International Education.

 International Transfer Scholarship