By Jacob Johnson
This article originally appeared on 9and10news.com.
A million dollar donation will help make college more affordable for construction management students at Ferris State University.
The Putle Family Charitable Foundation is giving $700,000 to create a scholarship endowment.
This will be matched by the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge for a total of $1.4 million in funds.
The foundation is also giving $300,000 to the program’s learning endowment.
Educators say this gift follows former teacher, governor, and school founder Woodbridge Ferris’ belief everyone should have a chance for education.
“Students will think I can’t afford college and to be able to provide this to realize they could actually have opportunity within this field and it can be attainable is just fantastic,” said Program Coordinator, Suzanne Kohrs Miller.
The college will now name this lab the William J. Pulte construction practices lab.