Maxine and John (Jake) Ferris Global Award

Scholarship Fund Type: Endowment
Scholarship Fund Established: December 2009

Scholarship Fund Description:
Active, vibrant members of the MSU and East Lansing communities, Maxine and John (Jake) are also MSU alumni: Maxine earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Jake earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Maxine and Jake are Professors Emeritus of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and, believe that international experiences broaden students' perspectives and help them become better citizens of the world. Maxine and Jake will establish an endowed fund to help support students in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development initiative, a collaboration of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Honors College that includes a specialization and study abroad program.

The scholarship fund supports student participation in the ICT Global Corps or overseas fieldwork in technologies & applications in the Department of Media and Information of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at MSU.

Scholarship funds are to help cover the cost of travel and other related expenses associated with participating in the ICT Global Corps.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Worthy and capable student at Michigan State University in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences' Department of Media and Information
  • Scholarship funds are to help cover the cost of travel and other related expenses associated with participating in the ICT Global Corps.
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