It’s never too early to look ahead to Ferris State University’s Fall 2022 semester. Now, for new freshman and new transfer students, the Bulldog Bonus Scholarship and Bulldog Housing Bonus Scholarship, totaling up to $4,000, can make a Ferris education more affordable.
“This is an exciting new opportunity for new freshman and new transfer students,” said Jeanine Ward-Roof, vice president for Student Affairs. “We recognize these are important steps our students and their parents are already taking. Through the Bulldog Bonus Scholarships, we’ve added an incentive to get an early start. Completing these steps as early as possible allows students to focus on finishing their final high school year knowing they are ready to be a Bulldog with scholarship support to make a Ferris degree even more affordable.”
The scholarship funds are split into $2,000 for the Bulldog Bonus and $2,000 for the Bulldog Housing Bonus in this collaboration between the Financial Aid and Housing and Residence Life offices. The Bulldog Bonus requires admission to Ferris in a degree-granting program at the main campus, in Big Rapids, or at the Kendall College of Art and Design. The second requirement is to register for and attend a free virtual financial aid workshop on either Dec. 1 or Feb. 16. The final need is to file and submit a valid FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year to Ferris State University using the Ferris school code (002260).
For the Bulldog Housing Bonus, students must be admitted to a Ferris degree-granting program on the main campus or at KCAD, attend a virtual housing information session with options available for Jan. 13, 2022; Jan. 20, 2022; and Feb. 10, 2022. The final step is to submit an on-campus housing contract for Fall 2022. The contracts for next fall open on Dec. 1, 2021.
For both scholarships, if students complete the three steps by Feb. 1, 2022, they would receive the maximum available scholarship amount.
“We want to encourage students to find and fund their future at Ferris by creating the Bulldog Bonus Scholarship,” Ward-Roof said.
For more information about the Bulldog Bonus Scholarship and Bulldog Housing Bonus Scholarship: https://www.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarship/Incoming/bulldogbonus.htm