The Ferris Foundation

Growing Opportunity | A Partnership Celebration in Grand Rapids

Growing Opportunity Celebration

On May 16, 2018, Ferris State University will hold its inaugural event GROWING OPPORTUNITY: A Partner Celebration, honoring Grand Rapids Public Schools. This event will honor one of Ferris’ biggest partners in education from early childhood to middle school, high school, and beyond in Grand Rapids: Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Purchase tickets, sponsorship and event details

Video Highlights from the Foundation for Excellence Benefit 2017

Highlights from the 2017 Foundation Benefit

Merit Scholarship Winners

Now & Always Campaign

New Members

Andrew Kalinowski
Former Student Government Association President, Andrew Kalinowski, Joins The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors

Kenneth Kuk
Alumnus, Kenneth Kuk, Welding Engineering Technology Professor Named to Ferris Foundation Board

Susan K. Jones
Professor Susan K. Jones Appointed to The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors

Luke Wyckoff
Alumnus, Social Media Expert Luke Wyckoff Appointed to The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors


The Opportunity Spotlight

1967 Pharmacy Class

“Class of 1967” College of Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship Fund

Celebrating 50 years of friendship and Pharmacy, the Class of 1967 established the “Class of 1967 College of Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship Fund”. This Fund will be awarded annually to a deserving Ferris Pharmacy student, as the $8,000 scholarship is intended to help assure the success of students with financial needs.  More....

Dan Garrett

Garrett determined to give today's students the opportunity he had at a higher education.

Daniel Garrett established the Daniel G. Garrett Asheville Project Endowed Scholarship, which is designed to award pharmacy students with financial needs. More....


Exceptional Merit Grant Awards

"I remember being them," says Dr. Teresa Cook.

Dr. Teresa Cook has established the Teresa K. Cook Memorial Accounting Endowed Scholarship, fulfilling a lifelong commitment to Ferris State University. Cook was inspired to create the endowment in order to support accounting students. More...

Ferris Futures Challenge

Since September 30, 2017, the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge saw 178 gifts and pledges to new and existing endowments, with more than $3.4 million of new gift commitments from Ferris State University benefactors. More...


The Student Foundation

Introducing The Student Foundation

The Student Foundation is comprised of students who educate their fellow students on the importance of giving back to the university through philanthropic events. More....

Exceptional Merit Grant Awards

Exceptional Merit Grant Awards

The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors has acted upon recommendations from the board’s Gifts and Grants Committee and approved $41,504 in Exceptional Merit Grant Awards for seven proposals submitted earlier this year. More....