Manufacturing Scholarships

Scholarships available to students enrolled in Manufacturing Programs at Ferris State University are listed below. Please apply for all that you qualify for.

Ferris Scholarship Application

All in one, University wide application for students. Please click here (then sign in and fill the application out) It will display all the scholarships you qualify for.

Amerikam Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time student enrolled in any Manufacturing Program
  • GPA is not considered
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: Demonstrated leadership abilities as well as an understanding of the roles of innovation, productivity, flexibility and continuous improvement, as key indicators in the constant evolving world of manufacturing.

ASQ Dr. Joseph M. Juran Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time student enrolled in Quality Engineering Technology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need is not required, but may be considered
  • Additional Requirements: Must have six credit hours in degree program. Demonstrated student involvement in professional organizations and leadership abilities. Must show intention of entering automotive industry upon graduation.

H.S. Die and Engineering, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in any Manufacturing Program
  • Minimum GPA is 3.00
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: Preference shall be given to H.S. Die and Engineering employees and their children.

Hurco Introduction to Applications Engineering (1) $1,400 scholarship

Covers cost of FSU MFGE related summer course & living expenses while employed as summer intern at Hurco.

  • Full-time student enrolled in any Manufacturing Program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: Must be enrolled full time during the fall & winter semesters of the year of application and completed the MFGT 212 CNC course at FSU in MFGT. Acceptance of this award requires the student to assume responsibility for employment at Hurco Companies, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN for a minimum of twelve weeks

John Deere NARS Annual Scholarship

Award amounts may vary
Divided equally between fall and spring semester

  • Full-time student enrolled in either the FSU Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology Programs with two to four semesters remaining until graduation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: Be eligible for permanent employment in the United States at the time of graduation

LeBlond Foundation of Makino Die/Mold Applications Annual Scholarship

Scholarship divided equally between fall and spring semester

  • Full-time student majoring in the Manufacturing Technology: Tooling Technology Concentration
  • GPA is not considered
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: The recipient must have successfully completed all major tooling courses.
  • The recipient must have demonstrated high level of performance in all CNC courses as well as the die and mold building application courses.
  • Student must submit their project portfolios, tool assemblies, and finished components for review at the time of application.

The Right Place, Inc./MMTC-West - Manufacturers Council Annual Scholarship

Scholarship divided equally between fall and spring semester

  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in one of the Manufacturing programs
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Financial need is considered (As determined by the Office of Financial Aid)
  • Candidate must include an essay (1 page minimum, 2 page maximum) demonstrating career goals and interest in manufacturing opportunities within West Michigan

James and Georgia Nicholas Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship divided equally between fall and spring semester

  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in the Manufacturing Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application
  • Financial need is considered*
  • Preference shall be given to State of Michigan residents
  • Preference also shall be given to eligible students who have demonstrated, through a written essay and professional resume, current and continuing employment, a strong work ethic, and future career goals in the manufacturing industry. The essay and resume should reflect the following characteristics as provided by Mr. Nicholas and shall be rated (1-5) by the standing scholarship committee:

Characteristics Desired of Scholarship Candidate(s)

  • Good character: honesty, no cheating
  • Results oriented, an achiever
  • Possess a "will to win"
  • Curiosity driven
  • Studious: ones attitude toward problem solving in the manufacturing industry, critical thinking skills.

Steven M. Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time student enrolled in mechanical engineering
    technology or manufacturing engineering technology
  • GPA is not considered
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements: Preference is given to students
    with dyslexia. A medical slip is requested when submitting
    your application.

*as determined by the Office of Financial Aid

Program contact:231-591-2511

Outside Manufacturing Scholarships

Outside scholarships are not managed by Ferris State University. However, it is our intent to make students aware of additional funding opportunities. If you have questions regarding a scholarship listed below, please contact their administrator directly.

AACE International Scholarship (Due February 15th to their headquarters)

ASEE SMART Scholarship

ASQ Grand Rapids Section 1001 Hans Bajaria Memorial Scholarship click here

ASCO Numatics (Emerson Industrial Automation) click here for website & application

Buick Achievers Scholarship with General Motors Foundation

GreenPal Business Scholarship worth $2,000

Greenville Tool & Die Scholarships

Hazing Scholarship

Mecosta County Area Community Foundation Scholarships

Morey Technical Training Scholarships - (click here for Morey Technical Training website)

Plastics Pioneers Association Scholarships

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

SCHOLARSHIP PROCEDURE OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ENGINEERS® and scholarship application for AEE