The Opportunity Fund

Your support made this possible.

Many students do not complete their education due to a lack of funding of $1,000 or less. That’s why the Opportunity Fund, an emergency fund that assists with tuition and non-tuition needs, is critical.

Our fiscal year is coming to an end on June 30th and we would like your help with assuring that we can provide at least another 10 students for the 2018-19 academic year with emergency scholarships of $1,000 each.

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $25, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and make sure that 10 more students have what they need for the upcoming Fall semester?

Donate by June 30 to make sure that no Bulldog is left behind.

The Opportunity Fund provides emergency funding for students who are experiencing a family or financial crisis, have exhausted all other means of aid, and fear not being able to complete a semester or graduate due to their crisis.

Funds may be used to assist in tuition, buying books, program supplies, tools, testing fees, internship expenses, and other student-related needs.

Many people think that they have to be able to give thousands of dollars to make an important difference.

That is not true.

At Ferris, our alumni, students, faculty and staff are the difference—and together, their gifts of any size help each generation of students find a better future.

For more information about The Opportunity Fund, please visit our website.

Spread the word!

  • Caleb Jergens "Love Ferris!! You guys are doing a great thing! "
  • Joseph Pistrui "Part of the Bulldog family!"
  • Emalee Baldwin "Please find and help the neediest students."
  • Jeffrey Foster "Go Dawgs!"
  • Marie Humphrey "Best of luck to all students!"
  • Janel DePew "No bulldog left behind!"
  • Denell Carithers "Much success to you "
  • Kim "Ferris State University is a great school who truly cares about their students. My husband and I are so happy to be able to help out with students who might need a little extra help."
  • David Damari "I know there are many students who occasionally fall upon difficult times. This fund is an important lifeline for them."
  • Peggy "I'm very fond of and grateful for Ferris State. Wonderful school and close to home. So glad to help students who otherwise might have to quit. Go Bulldogs!"
  • Jennifer "This is a great way to help Ferris's students. Glad to be a part of it!"
  • Sal Garbarino "I loved the time I spent at Ferris. Great education, wonderful experience, and lifelong friends. Proud to be able to help."
  • fred ryan "Ferris was great for me. Happy to help others. "
  • Jeremy Heinrich "Go Bulldogs!"
  • robert j and joan m carr "Access to the Opportunity Fund can be a deciding factor for students needing assistance for unexpected emergencies.Glad to help!!"
  • Claire Gallo "Getting a degree is hard enough, can't imagine going through a financial or family crisis at the same time. I love this campaign and I love how every little bit counts!!!"
  • Jane Reagan "The astronomical cost of college today is crushing students, so every little bit from us alumni helps"
  • Edith Robbins "i hope this helps a student achieve their education goal. It took me 9 years going part time to get my degree but it was well worth it."
  • Andrew and Layna Buthker "Go Dawgs! "
  • Judith Collins "Go Dogs!"
  • Mat Vivona "All too happy to help my fellow brother and sister future Bulldogs!"
  • Kaiya Hamilton "Students, keep up the good work. Hard work pays off."
  • Janel DePew "Forever proud to be a Bulldog!"
  • Russell Mishler "Happy to help my fellow Bulldogs."
  • MaryKay MacIver "Proud of my Ferris roots! Happy to give back to our future alumni! Go Dawgs!"
  • Elyse Conley Oliver "Go Dawgs!"
  • Mike Sparling "Good Luck! Always a Bulldog!"
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