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Incoming Freshmen Scholarships for Fall 2022

Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarships

If you have been awarded a Woodbridge N. Ferris (WNF) Scholarship, please click here for important scholarship information, including renewal requirements.

We want to reward you for the work you did in high school. That's why a Woodbridge N. Ferris (WNF) Scholarship is given to every incoming Big Rapids main campus or Kendall College of Art & Design freshman who meets the criteria. If you qualify, a scholarship will be automatically awarded to you, no essay or scholarship application required. 

Our Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarships for incoming first-time freshmen are GPA-only, with the exception of the prestigious Founder's Scholarship.  

FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $10,000 per year/$40,000 for four years
Criteria: 31 ACT or 1350 SAT score and a 3.90/4.00 scale HS GPA.
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Renewal cumulative GPA: 3.30


PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $6,000 per year/$24,000 for four years
Criteria: 4.0 GPA/4.00 scale HS GPA
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Renewal cumulative GPA: 3.30


PROVOST'S SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $5,000 per year/$20,000 for four years
Criteria: 3.50 - 3.99/4.00 scale HS GPA
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Renewal cumulative GPA: 3.00


DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $3,500 per year/$14,000 for four years
Criteria: 3.25 - 3.49/4.00 scale HS GPA
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Renewal cumulative GPA: 3.00


FERRIS CRIMSON SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $1,500 per year/ $6,000 for four years
Criteria:3.00 - 3.24/4.00 scale HS GPA
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Renewal cumulative GPA: 2.75

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WNF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FULLY-ONLINE AND STATEWIDE STUDENTS

FERRIS NEXT SCHOLARSHIP
Value - $1,000 per year/ $4,000 for four years

Renewal cumulative GPA: 2.75
Requires continuous full-time enrollment
Criteria:

  • Must be admitted into a degree-granting program at Ferris State University
  • Must have graduated from high school
  • Must enroll as a first-time college student at one of Ferris State University sites within five years of graduation. Example: if you graduate in June 2022, you must begin classes at Ferris State by no later than spring semester 2027.
  • Must enroll and maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Please click here if you are a Kendall College of Art & Design student.
  • Must have successfully earned a C or better in at least 3 credits through a Ferris collaborative high school agreement.
  • Scholarship is renewable for 3 years (option of 4 with administrative review) with satisfactory academic progress and a 2.75 accumulative grade point.
  • Ferris Next Scholarships may be offered to dual enrolled high school students that meet the criteria above, before the student has earned a final grade in the class. If the student fails to earn a C or better in the Ferris class, the offer will be cancelled.

OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS
Ferris State University eliminated the non-resident tuition rate. All U.S. citizens as well as Canadian citizens (from any province) will be charged the same undergraduate tuition rate as Michigan residents.