Scholarships

Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarships 2014-2015

Ferris State University is pleased to offer several scholarship opportunities to first-time attending freshmen based on their high school GPA (Grade Point Average) and ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores.

The scholarship criteria listed below is for students who are admitted to Ferris State University for the Fall 2013-14 award year or after.

NOTICE: Continuing students should refer to MyFSU messages for renewal criteria requirements.

WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS (WNF) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
SCHOLARSHIP ACT/SAT GPA

ANNUAL VALUE

YEARS 1 & 2

ANNUAL VALUE

YEARS 3 & 4

RENEWAL GPA
Founder's 31/1360 3.90

Full In-State Tuition

(up to 30 credits)

Full In-State Tuition

(up to 30 credits)

          3.75
President's 29/1290 3.70 $5,500 $5,500           3.50
Provost's 26/1170 3.50 $4,000 $4,000           3.25
Dean's 24/1120 3.40 $3,000 $3,500           3.00
Ferris Gold 22/1020 3.25 $1,500 $2,000           2.75
Ferris Crimson 21/980 3.00 $1,000 $1,500           2.75

Students who plan to live in the residence halls on campus, may be eligible for an additional scholarship. Please click here for more information.

GENERAL WNF PROVISIONS:

  • Only students attending the Big Rapids and Kendall campuses are eligible for the scholarships listed below. To be eligible, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 Ferris State University credit hours for both fall and spring semesters.
  • Students must maintain continuous full time enrollment which is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours for fall and 12 credit hours for spring. (Summer attendance is not required)
  • WNF Scholarships are not available for summer semester.
  • Awards will be based on the highest submitted ACT Composite score (which includes English, math, reading and science) or the SAT combined score (reading and math, NOT writing). Scores from different ACT tests will not be combined to create a composite score.
  • The University will use the high school grade point average provided by the student's high school. If the student's high school does not use a weighted GPA for AP classes, neither will the University.
  • WNF Scholarships may be renewed up to three times, with a maximum payout of 4 years or 8 total semesters.
  • Renewals are based on the student's cumulative Ferris State University grade point average.
  • 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. The dollar value of the Founder's Scholarship will continue to be calculated at the Michigan resident, undergraduate tuition rate, up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.
  • Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds.
  • 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 they qualify for, provided the improved results are submitted before classes begin.
  • If a student repeats a placement test with lower scores or his or her final GPA is lower than initially submitted, we will honor the original scholarship offer.
  • WNF Scholarships are limited to one per eligible student. 
  • Kendall College of Art & Design students who are awarded the Founder's Scholarship will be awarded up to 15 credit hours per semester at the Michigan undergraduate student - main campus tuition rate.
  • Students are offered WNF Scholarships based on the WNF criteria for the academic year in which they begin as a new student. The renewal criteria stated at that time will remain in effect throughout that student's eligibility period (four years).