The Ferris Foundation


2016 Exceptional Merit Grant Program

Up to $7,500 per project is available to support faculty and staff endeavors. Submission deadline is Feb. 26, 2016. Learn more.

Read: Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Submit for The Ferris Foundation Exceptional Merit Grant Awards


Pass the Torch

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Your gift to Ferris can support a multitude of programs including scholarships, academics, athletics and other critical initiatives. Learn more about Passing the Torch.

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PGA Golf Management Learning Center

The PGA Golf Management program at Ferris State University has announced a $3.5 million dollar fundraising campaign to build a state-of-the-art learning center that includes a more functional indoor practice facility for year-round golf instruction and practice.

Donors to the campaign will shape the futures of the Ferris PGA Golf Management program, the lives of students and the profession of golf management. 

Pharmacy Forward Campaign

The first significant campaign to secure funding for Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy entered its public phase on Thursday, Sept. 10.

A Pharmacy Forward update was offered during a celebratory dinner event in the University Center on Ferris’ Big Rapids campus. Steering Committee Chair Jeff Rowe said he is pleased that more than $8 million in donations toward the campaign’s $9.4 million goal has been achieved through leadership gifts from individuals and foundations.


Our Valued Donors

Ferris honors and acknowledges our donors through hosted events, donor resources and societies of distinction.

Our donors make a significant student impact...because it matters.


Academic Programs

Donors who provide program support ensure that faculty have the resources they need to produce the very best graduates in their respective fields. Your gift to Ferris programs allows state-of-the-art learning environments with updated equipment, materials and tools necessary to prepare students for success in a competitive job market.

Give to an academic program.

Student Scholarships

Ferris is focused on helping students limit educational debt. Your support of scholarships provides critical funding for students who otherwise may not be able to pursue higher education. You may support scholarships on an annual basis, or you may consider an endowed gift that will provide scholarship funding in perpetuity.

Give to a student scholarship.


Your gift to the Bulldog Athletic Association supports over 350 student-athletes in 17 sports programs at Ferris State. Your support helps to create an environment where our students excel both on and off the field, and helps teach our athletes critical leadership skills that benefit them in all areas of their lives.

Show your Bulldog Pride and join today!

Give to an athletic program.