Students of Ferris State University's Grand Rapids and Big Rapids campuses, as well as students of the Kendall College of Art and Design will benefit from scholarships awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
“Ferris received the fourth-largest figure awarded among Michigan colleges,” said Roberta King, the foundation's vice president of communications. “Most awards are made to applicants looking to attend schools in the state. Forty-seven percent of our recipients are first-generation college students, and 30 percent are members of diverse populations.”
The foundation’s release indicates Ferris students were awarded $65,450 and KCAD students received $19,500 in scholarship support.
The foundation recently announced that they are distributing 630 scholarships to students attending colleges and universities, with awards ranging from $800 to $7,500. The scholarship awards total $1,148,150, the largest amount ever distributed by the foundation, with 2016 representing the third year that at least $1 million in scholarships were approved by an advisory committee. Their scholarships are primarily awarded to Kent County residents, based on criteria including academic achievement, financial need or intended major.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently announced Ferris State University students were awarded $65,450 in scholarship awards, and Kendall College of Art and Design students received $19,500. Ferris received the fourth largest total distributed to students of a Michigan college.