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WNF recipients who are accepted into a graduate or doctoral program may continue to receive the WNF scholarship until they have reached the maximum of 4 years, provided they continue to meet the renewal criteria.
We will consider one exception request per student, typically in the student's final semester before graduation. Example, if you only need 6 credit hours to graduate, we would grant an exception and pro-rate your scholarship (50% of the full-time value) for that final semester.
If a student's final high school GPA or subsequent test scores are higher than those initially evaluated, we will "bump" the student up to the highest WNF Scholarship he or she qualifies for, provided we receive the updated high school transcript or ACT test result prior to the first day of classes.
If the initial award offer was based on an official high school transcript, we will honor the original award even if your GPA goes down. If you self-reported your high school GPA and your actual cumulative GPA is lower, the scholarship award will be reduced or cancelled upon receipt of your official transcript.
If a student repeats a placement test with a lower score, we will honor the original scholarship offer.
No. The maximum value of the Founder's Scholarship for students admitted for the fall 2021 semester or after is $10,000 per year, regardless of your tuition rate. For students admitted prior to fall 2021, the Founder's Scholarship value is based on the main campus tuition rate times a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester or 30 credit hours for the academic year.
No, you are only considered for WNF Scholarships as an incoming freshmen. You will not be awarded a WNF Scholarship in later years if you were not eligible as a freshman. However, you may apply for other Ferris scholarships through the MyScholarships system each year that you are enrolled.
No. The Ferris Forward Scholarships are not renewable and are not part of the WNF Scholarship programs.
No. The WNF Scholarship is awarded to you for a maximum of eight full-time semesters for incoming freshmen, or six full-time semesters for transfer students. You may only receive one WNF disbursement per fall/spring semester, and you must be enrolled full time to receive a disbursement for any semester. If you graduate prior to eight semesters of full-time attendance, you will forfeit any unused scholarship award, unless you enroll in a Ferris Graduate or Professional level program.
No. Ferris Forward Scholarships may not be combined with WNF Scholarships.