Ferris Enhances Scholarship Offerings

BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State University is offering enhanced scholarship opportunities for Midwestern students. One new scholarship will target students who reside in specific counties within Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The Great Lakes Scholarship will be available for freshmen or transfer students attending Ferris for the first time beginning in Fall 2009. Formerly known as the Chicago Initiative, the revamped scholarship is equivalent to the difference between Midwest Compact tuition and Michigan resident tuition. Currently, at 15 credit hours per semester, this scholarship equals $4,500 annually.

The scholarship may be renewed three times providing the student is satisfactorily meeting the university's standards for academic progress.

"The university is very sensitive to servicing Michigan students while at the same time building Ferris as a regional institution," Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Burcham said. "Exploring larger markets to recruit students is a benefit to the university."

Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: reside in, have attended high school in or transferred from a selected county in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio or Wisconsin; and be enrolled in an undergraduate, degree-granting program at Ferris.

Other scholarship modifications include:

  • Transfer Scholarship - Available to transfer students with a 3.7 GPA, the scholarship value has increased to $4,000 annually;
  • Phi Theta Kappa - Available to transfer students with a 3.5 GPA, the scholarship value has increased to $3,500 annually;
  • Transfer Academic Achievement - Available to transfer students with a 3.3 GPA, the scholarship value has increased to $3,000 annually.

For more information on scholarships at Ferris, visit www.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarshipstoc.htm.

 

30 January, 2009