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Annual Giving

Support Student Success 
with the Gift of Scholarship

Donor-supported scholarships make it possible for KCAD to better bridge the gap and reduce barriers for students seeking a KCAD degree today and into the future. All gifts, whether large or small, have the ability to create this lasting positive impact.

Three Ways to
Show Your Support

  1. Give a gift of any size to support the continued growth of KCAD’s General Scholarship Fund. The goal is to build this fund, enabling KCAD to award up to ten new scholarships annually by the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
  2. Your gift of $1,000 or more can help build the established KCAD Endowment of your choice (see "Established Endowments" to the right). Gifts of $1,000 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge, now through June 2022.
  3. Pledge a gift of $12,500 or more, to be paid before June of 2022, to create a new scholarship endowment at KCAD. Gifts made toward pledges of $12,500 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge and result in a named endowment at KCAD.

Please note: Kendall College of Art and Design is a part of Ferris State University. All gifts donated to KCAD are processed through the Ferris Foundation for tax acknowledgement.

KCAD Established Endowments

All KCAD students may apply:
  • Friends of Michigan State Fair Scholarship
  • Michelle Anne Bellavance Scholarship
  • Oliver H. Evans Award (supports study away)
  • Robert Bergelin Scholarship
  • The Mathias Alten Memorial Award (senior-level students)
  • VanSteenberg Scholarship
KCAD Furniture Design students may apply:
  • Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Scholarship
  • The Joe Withers Scholarship and Award
  • Tim Roberts Scholarship
  • T.J. Amick Memorial Scholarship
KCAD Graphic Design students may apply:
  • Jan G. Vonk Scholarship
KCAD Interior Design students may apply:
  • The Joe Withers Scholarship and Award
  • TowerPinkster Interior Design Scholarship
KCAD Industrial Design students may apply:
  • Industrial Design Scholarship
  • J.R. Newton Scholarship
  • The Joe Withers Scholarship and Award
  • Trent Eekhoff Memorial Scholarship
KCAD Master of Architecture students may apply:
  • KCAD MArch Formation Scholarship
KCAD Metals and Jewelry Design students may apply:
  • Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design Scholarship
  • Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship