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Incoming Freshmen Scholarships for Fall 2022

Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarships

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. ** Please note that financial aid funding is subject to federal, state and institutional regulations. Financial aid awards are limited to the estimated Cost of Attendance for each student. We are finding that some students have more sources of financial aid than we can fit into their Cost of Attendance. This is a great problem to have! Please know that we will offer each student the best possible financial aid award possible under the applicable rules and regulations. 

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

Already awarded a WNF Scholarship? Congratulations! Make sure to check up on this important scholarship information, including renewal requirements.

Founder's Scholarship

$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

$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

$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

$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

FERRIS FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP - NEW FOR FALL 2023!

$1,000
Criteria

  • 2.50 - 2.99/4.00 scale HS GPA
  • Requires continuous full-time enrollment
  • May not be combined with a WNF Scholarship; however, may be combined with the Bulldog Bonus; Ferris Next Scholarship;  and/or Charter School Momentum Scholarship(s)
  • One-time, non-renewable award

FERRIS NEXT SCHOLARSHIP

$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 cumulative 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.

CHARTER SCHOOL MOMENTUM SCHOLARSHIP - New for Fall 2023!

$3,500 per year/ $14,000 for four years

Requires continuous full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester)
Program Highlights:

  • Guaranteed admission to any graduate from a Ferris-sponsored  Charter High School with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.35 or higher
  • Scholarship is renewable for additional 3 years with satisfactory academic progress and a 2.35 cumulative grade point.
  • Will also receive the $1,000 Ferris Next Scholarship (renewable for an additional 3 years with 2.75 cumulative GPA)
  • Students are also eligible for the Bulldog Bonus Scholarship (one-time $2,000 award)
  • May be combined with the Michigan Achievement Scholarship

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