Alumni Association Awards $24,000 in Legacy Scholarships

Ferris State UniversityTwenty-one Ferris State University students were awarded Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships totaling $24,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Legacy Scholarship recognizes the academic achievements and leadership potential in students whose parent, sibling or grandparent is a Ferris graduate. The one-time award can total up to $2,000 and is presented in two equal increments for two consecutive semesters.

Students awarded $2,000 in scholarships 

Matthew Agnone of Grosse Ile
Kaitlyn Coon of DeWitt

Students awarded $1,500 in scholarships

Kaylene Candela of Warren
Joshua Smith of Stanwood

Students awarded $1,000 in scholarships

Amanda Jensen of Lansing
Clay Connolly of Macomb
Jeremy Spencer, Cadillac
Danielle Berens of Hudsonville
Kelsey Bunce of Big Rapids
Lisa Talarczyk of Alger
Andrew Elenbaas of Sparta
Makayla Kern of Montague
Craig Wolgamott of Bitely
Megan MacDermaid of Greenville
Benjamin Blair of East China, Mich.
Candace Shane of Rockford
Courtney Meyer of Burtchville
Ashley Taylor of Vassar
Ryan Carey of DeWitt
Katie Cargill of White Cloud
Emily Gillis of Dexter

The winners will be honored at the Legacy Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center beginning at 2 p.m.

To be considered for the competitive scholarship, a student must not only be the relative of a Ferris graduate, but also have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and have successfully completed a minimum of two full-time semesters. Applicants must submit an essay that describes their personal career goals and how a Ferris degree will help achieve those goals. In addition, they must submit a letter from the Ferris graduate describing the effect their educational experiences had on their life or professional career. Finally, the student must submit a recommendation by a Ferris faculty or staff member.

For more information about the Legacy Scholarship or to apply, visit here.

For additional information on the Ferris Alumni Association, go here.

Last updated: 08-07-2014