ScholarshipUniverse Portal Open Now

Newly admitted and continuing KCAD students now have access to Ferris State University's ScholarshipUniverse system, which employs personalized matching to identify which scholarships students qualify for, and in some cases, apply for scholarships automatically on their behalf.

Due to delays in the release of 2024-2025 FAFSA data—and because a large number of scholarships internal to Ferris and KCAD are need-based, meaning FAFSA data is needed to determine student eligibility—ScholarshipUniverse is being launched in two phases:

Phase 1

Open now. Students can access over 10,000 reputable external scholarships—not awarded by Ferris State University or KCAD—through ScholarshipUniverse. 

Phase 2

On April 15, an additional pool of donor-based scholarships—available exclusively to KCAD and Ferris State students—will be made accessible through ScholarshipUniverse. 

Newly Admitted/Continuing Students


Scholarship information for prospective students and families

Our students receive scholarships from Ferris State University, KCAD, and a variety of donor-supported and private sources. Explore the information below to get a sense for the scholarship opportunities available to you as a KCAD student. 


Other scholarship resources

To further assist you in your search for scholarship funding, we've collected some scholarship application and essay writing tips as well as links to reputable external scholarship search engines.

Other scholarship RESOURCES