Doctorate in Community College Leadership Scholarships

Ferris offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to its students. To access the full list of currently available opportunities and to submit your application, use either of the two links below as appropriate.

All admitted students are eligible to apply for MyScholarships. The system is typically available from mid-December to the end of January, to apply for scholarships for the following academic year.

Admitted Students: If you are an admitted student (you have a MyFSU user name and password) please follow these instructions to submit your applications: Log in to MyFSU > Student tab > Financial Aid quick link > scroll down and select MyScholarships in the Scholarships portlet.

Doctorate in Community College Leadership Scholarship Opportunities

  • Ralph C. and J. William Wenrich Educational Excellence Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership or Master of Science in Career and Technical Education programs. Funds to cover 12 credit hours will be awarded each fall semester, allocated over two semesters within one academic year. Up to five scholarships are awarded each year.

    The application process is usually open from mid-December to the end of January, for scholarships for the following academic year.

  • Ferris State University Doctorate in Community College Leadership Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship: This fund provides both scholarships and fellowships.  Scholarships can be used for program expenses, including tuition and fellowships will provide partial funding for student engagement in career- and college-enhancing ventures, including presentations, research, contributions to literature, and globalization opportunities.

  • Gunder and Marliss Myran Community College Leadership Endowed Scholarship: This fund provides scholarships for DCCL students with unmet financial need.

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    Robert Ewigleben Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time student graduate student majoring in the Doctorate for Community College Leadership program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is preferred, but not required.

    Funds will not be open to award until the 2022-2023 aid year.

  • Donald L. Newport Emergency Loan Fund: This fund is designed to assist students enrolled in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership program. The amount of the loan will be limited to no more than $500 per loan, and must be repaid within a 9-month period, at a 2% fixed interest rate.

 

Some students may also qualify for the King-Chavez-Parks Scholarship. Please contact Multicultural Student Services for more details at (231) 591-2617.

Scholarships

  • Ralph C. and J. William Wenrich Educational Excellence Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program or Master of Science in Career and Technical Education programs.

    • Fill out FAFSA for upcoming academic year.
    • Funds to cover 12 credit hours will be awarded each fall semester, allocated over two semesters within one academic year.
    • This is a one-time scholarship (cannot re-apply if it has been previously awarded).

     

    Ferris DCCL Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship

    The scholarship and fellowship shall be awarded to a full-time graduate student majoring in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program who is in good standing as specified in the DCCL Policy.

    • Financial need is not a criterion.
    • The amount of the scholarship(s) and fellowship shall be determined by the awarding committee based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars.

     

    DCCL Fellowship/Professional Development Award

    • In order to submit a proposal/application, students must have exhausted all other funding sources and the applicant has not received other funding support from DCCL.
    • Funds may be used for leadership institutes, conference presentations, and expenses related to dissertation research, etc.

     

    Gunder and Marliss Myran CC Leadership Endowed Scholarship

    The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) Program. The amount of the scholarship(s) shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars.

    • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
    • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient's student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, room and board, or other educational related expenses.
    • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
    • The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains a full-time graduate student and has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress as specified by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
    • If the recipient becomes ineligible at the end of the fall semester, the remaining scholarship monies shall be awarded the next academic year.

     

    Robert Ewigleben Endowed Scholarship

    The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA.

    • Financial need is not required, but preferred.
    • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.

     

    King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

    Some students may qualify for this program, please contact Multicultural Student Services for more details at (231) 591-2617.

     

    Donald L. Newport Emergency Loan Fund

    This fund is designed to assist students enrolled in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program.

    • This loan requires that the student has been denied for a Graduate PLUS Loan.
    • The amount of the loan will be limited to up to $2500 per loan, and must be repaid within a 9-month period, at a 2% fixed interest rate.

    • Scholarship applications open up for the next aid year in mid-December and close at the end of January for the upcoming academic year.

    • More information available at DCCL Scholarships
    • Admitted Students: If you are an admitted student (you have a MyFSU user name and password) please follow these instructions to submit your applications: Log in to MyFSU >Student tab >Financial Aid quick link >scroll down and select MyScholarships in the Scholarships portlet.
  • DCCL Fellowship/Professional Development Award

    • In order to submit a proposal/application, students must have exhausted all other funding sources and applicant has not received other funding support from DCCL.
    • Funds may be used for leadership institutes, conference presentations, and expenses related to dissertation research, etc.
    • Proposals must be submitted before the event or before travel/research occurs.
    • Proposal should include how the funds will be used. In a brief statement (250 words), students must explain how the event/research will develop professional or leadership skills or how their research will contribute to scholarship in community colleges.
    • Students can apply at any time.
    • Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by DCCL Fellowship committee.
    • Funds will be distributed in a reimbursement format (not to student account)

     

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