Our Opportunities

Welcome to Wayne State University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students through their specific colleges and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The deadline for all private scholarship applications is March 1, 2020 including all additional documents and reference letters that may be requested. Please keep in mind that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be received by Wayne State prior to March 1, 2020 for any opportunity that requires the student demonstrate “financial need”.

Need-based financial aid may be adjusted if you subsequently receive additional aid (scholarships, grants or loans). Private scholarship awards may reduce other WSU scholarships, grants, loan eligibility or other aid.

Each scholarship is categorized by the department or college offering the award. Students completing both the general and conditional applications will be auto-matched to multiple scholarship opportunities based on their scholarship profile. Students are not notified of auto-matched scholarships. However, students are notified that there are additional recommended opportunities, labeled as “apply to” scholarships. This group of scholarships requires additional information i.e. proof of employment, essays, transcripts, etc. Submitting documentation for “apply to” scholarships can increase the number of scholarships each student is consider for during a given aid year.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions for detailed information on how to use this system.

If you have any questions, please email scholarships@wayne.edu, call the Financial Aid office at 313-577-2100 or visit the Student Service Center in The Welcome Center.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies College of Education Alumni Association Board Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Drs. Sophie and Daniel Skoney
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in...
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Education Dean's Endowed Scholarship
The College of Education Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne...
The College of Education Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Education Dean's Scholarship Fund
The College of Education Dean’s Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The College of Education Dean’s Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Lifelong Learning Scholarship
The College of Lifelong Learning scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to...
The College of Lifelong Learning scholarship fund is established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Compass Group Ltd., Paul and Barbara Czamanske Scholarship
The Compass Group Ltd., Paul and Barbara Czamanske Scholarship was established to recognize academic achievement and outstanding contributions of...
The Compass Group Ltd., Paul and Barbara Czamanske Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Connelly Family Endowed Scholarship
The Connelly Family Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to...
The Connelly Family Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Conte' Emanuel Smith-El Annual Scholarship
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in...
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Craig Dow Leonard Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Craig Dow Leonard Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Craig Dow Leonard Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies D. Michael and Patricia Brady Annual Scholarship
The D. Michael and Patricia Brady Annual Scholarship was established by two Wayne State alumni to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage...
The D. Michael and Patricia Brady Annual Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Daniel A. Denno Annual Scholarship
The Daniel A. Denno Annual Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to...
The Daniel A. Denno Annual Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Daniel Keyes Family Graduate Scholarships in Creative Writing
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in...
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Daniel Patrick Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel Patrick Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Daniel Patrick Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dauris G. Jackson Endowed Scholarship
The Dauris G. Jackson Endowed Scholarship was developed to provide assistance to students residing in the City of Detroit in financing their...
The Dauris G. Jackson Endowed Scholarship was developed to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David A. Stulberg Endowed Scholarship
The David A. Stulberg Endowed Scholarship was Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide financial...
The David A. Stulberg Endowed Scholarship was Established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David Adamany Fund for Alternative Pathways to Teaching Program Scholarship
The David Adamany Fund for Alternative Pathways to Teaching Program Scholarship was created with gifts from various organizations and individuals...
The David Adamany Fund for Alternative Pathways to Teaching Program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
The David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued...
The David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship fund is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David Budenaers Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This award is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing...
This award is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David C. and Jeannette Mance Sharpe Student Teacher Endowed Scholarship
The David C. and Jeannette Mance Sharpe Student Teacher Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their...
The David C. and Jeannette Mance Sharpe Student Teacher Endowed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David Handleman Endowed Scholarship
The David Handleman Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial support to undergraduate business students at Wayne State University....
The David Handleman Endowed Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David J. Morgan Endowed Scholarship
The David J. Morgan Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University....
The David J. Morgan Endowed Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 De Young-Kasky Annual Scholarship
The DeYoung-Kasky Annual Scholarship fund is established to support full-time working law students entering into and continuing in the evening...
The DeYoung-Kasky Annual Scholarship fund is established to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Dean John Corvino Endowed Scholarship
The Dean John Corvino Endowed Scholarship fund was established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. To...
The Dean John Corvino Endowed Scholarship fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dean's Scholarship - Education
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Chapter, Effie M. Downer, Professor Emeritus Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in...
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Chapter, Effie M. Downer, Professor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Debbie Dingell Endowed Scholarship
The Debbie Dingell Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University. To...
The Debbie Dingell Endowed Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Deborah J. Weatherston Infant Mental Health Endowed Scholarship
The Deborah J. Weatherston Infant Mental Health Endowed Scholarship fund is established to support diversity in the profession of Infant Mental...
The Deborah J. Weatherston Infant Mental Health Endowed Scholarship fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Debra J. Alexander Endowed Scholarship
The Debra J. Alexander Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize academic achievement, encourage continued progress, and to assist students...
The Debra J. Alexander Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Kappa Gamma Society Zeta Chapter Scholarship in Honor of Paula Dent
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Zeta Chapter Scholarship in Honor of Paula Dent was established to provide assistance to students in financing their...
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Zeta Chapter Scholarship in Honor of Paula...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Kappa Gamma, Irene Walldorf Endowed Scholarship
The Delta Kappa Gamma, Irene Walldorf Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne...
The Delta Kappa Gamma, Irene Walldorf Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Sigma Pi-Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship
The Delta Sigma Pi-Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship was created to recognize and assist current members of the Gamma Theta Chapter who are active in...
The Delta Sigma Pi-Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship was created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Denise D. Hammond Scholarship
The Denise D. Hammond Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to...
The Denise D. Hammond Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Denise Lewis Scholarship
The Denise Lewis Scholarship in honor of Ms. Lewis’ distinguished service as a member of the Board of Governors at Wayne State University and was...
The Denise Lewis Scholarship in honor of Ms. Lewis’ distinguished...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dennis Tini Endowed Scholarship Music
The Dennis Tini Endowed Scholarship Music scholarship fund is established to recognize all artistic/scholastic achievement, to encourage continued...
The Dennis Tini Endowed Scholarship Music scholarship fund is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship
The Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Department of Accounting Annual Scholarship
The Department of Accounting Annual Scholarship was established to assist accounting students who demonstrate high academic achievement in...
The Department of Accounting Annual Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship
The Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne...
The Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Detroit High School Students Endowed Scholarship
The Detroit High School Students Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to deserving Detroit High School students in financing...
The Detroit High School Students Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Detroit Public Schools Office of Health, Physical Education and Safety Endowed Scholarship
The Detroit Public Schools Office of Health, Physical Education and Safety Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in...
The Detroit Public Schools Office of Health, Physical Education and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Detroit Urban Scholars Annual Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donald Andrew McMechan Endowed Scholarship
The Donald Andrew McMechan Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Donald Andrew McMechan Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donna Jean Nunnally Edley Endowed Scholarship
The Donna Jean Nunnally Edley Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Donna Jean Nunnally Edley Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy (Dolly) Geselis Friedman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy (Dolly) Geselis Friedman Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at...
The Dorothy (Dolly) Geselis Friedman Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy and J. Frank Campbell Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy & J. Frank Campbell Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance for student teachers in the College of Education at Wayne...
The Dorothy & J. Frank Campbell Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy L. Fisher Family Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy L. Fisher Family Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Dorothy L. Fisher Family Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy L. Fisher General Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy L. Fisher General Endowed Scholarship is intended to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Dorothy L. Fisher General Endowed Scholarship is intended to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy Silverman Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Silverman Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State...
The Dorothy Silverman Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy Wynn Clore Annual Scholarship
The Dorothy Wynn Clore Scholarship is established in the Department of African American Studies to honor the memory of a dedicated educator and to...
The Dorothy Wynn Clore Scholarship is established in the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Douglas and Winifred Fraser Chrysler Workers Endowed
The Douglas and Winifred Fraser Chrysler Workers Endowed Scholarship was established in 1980 by Douglas Fraser, Chrysler Corporation and the UAW....
The Douglas and Winifred Fraser Chrysler Workers Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Annie Pearl 'Kaleema' Sumareh Award for Student Teaching and Activism
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide assistance to students in...
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Bob Pettapiece Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in...
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Ferdinand Mauser Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Ferdinand Mauser Endowed Scholarship was Established to honor the memory of a scholar, author and internationalist who devoted more than...
The Dr. Ferdinand Mauser Endowed Scholarship was Established to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended