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Bulldog Bonus Scholarship

Up to $1,000 for new students for Fall 2024

The Bulldog Bonus Scholarship can earn new students for Fall 2024,  up to $1,000. All you need to do is complete simple tasks to get ready for classes to start and be a new freshman or new transfer student. Check the full eligibility notes below.

Qualifying for the Bulldog Bonus

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Follow these steps to qualify for the Bulldog Bonus Scholarship.



Be Admitted and provide your transcripts to Ferris by May 10, 2024

You will need to be an admitted new freshman or transfer student into an undergraduate degree-granting program for fall semester at our Big Rapids main campus, Kendall College of Art & Design, or Ferris Statewide/Online by May 10, 2024, and provide high school or college transcripts.

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Attend a Virtual Financial Aid Bulldog Basics Workshop

Join us for a free Live Financial Aid Bulldog Basics virtual event. You must pre-register and attend the event to be eligible for the Bulldog Bonus. All events are scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please plan to log in a few minutes early, as the virtual room will be locked ten minutes after the presentation start time.  Select the date below to register for the virtual event of your choice. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are registered for this evening's event, the event will open five minutes prior to the event. The meeting link will be locked at 6:40 pm. 


File Your FAFSA

File and submit a valid 2024 - 2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing Ferris State University, by May 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Make sure to use the Ferris State school code.

Our school code is 002260

File Your FAFSA


Sign Up for In-Person Orientation

Participate in an in-person orientation session on our campus in Big Rapids. Get started by registering for orientation now!

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Eligibility Notes

Bulldog Bonus Scholarship

  • Bulldog Bonus Scholarships are non-renewable and require full-time enrollment at Ferris State University's Big Rapids campus, at Kendall College of Art & Design, or Ferris Statewide/online, as a new freshman or a new transfer student. 
  • Bulldog Bonus Scholarships may be "stacked" with WNF Scholarships.
  • Award eligibility is limited to each student's estimated Cost of Attendance in accordance with  federal financial aid regulations.