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Alumni Association Awards $24,000 in Legacy Scholarships

Ferris State UniversityTwenty-one Ferris State University students were awarded Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships totaling $24,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Legacy Scholarship recognizes the academic achievements and leadership potential in students whose parent, sibling or grandparent is a Ferris graduate. The one-time award can total up to $2,000 and is presented in two equal increments for two consecutive semesters.

Students awarded $2,000 in scholarships 

Matthew Agnone of Grosse Ile
Kaitlyn Coon of DeWitt

Students awarded $1,500 in scholarships

Kaylene Candela of Warren
Joshua Smith of Stanwood

Students awarded $1,000 in scholarships

The winners will be honored at the Legacy Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center beginning at 2 p.m.

To be considered for the competitive scholarship, a student must not only be the relative of a Ferris graduate, but also have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and have successfully completed a minimum of two full-time semesters. Applicants must submit an essay that describes their personal career goals and how a Ferris degree will help achieve those goals. In addition, they must submit a letter from the Ferris graduate describing the effect their educational experiences had on their life or professional career. Finally, the student must submit a recommendation by a Ferris faculty or staff member.

For more information about the Legacy Scholarship or to apply, visit here.

For additional information on the Ferris Alumni Association, go here.