Wayne State University

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Through the generosity of private donors, the College of Education provides eligible graduate and undergraduate students with over 100 scholarships per academic year, ranging from $500-$3000 each, with most at the $750 level.
  • Larger scholarships tend to be for Art Education students, for whom there is a large endowment.

Scholarships are available to qualified graduate and undergraduate students admitted to the College of Education who have a cumulative minimum G.P.A of 3.0 (Graduate Students) and 2.5 (Undergraduate Students).

In addition, a student who has been admitted to the university, has been assigned an Access ID and whose admission to the College is pending, can still apply for College scholarships. However, it is the responsibility of the student to notify us via e-mail to Julie Osburn (julie.osburn@wayne.edu) when his/her admission has been approved, or the application will not be considered. You will be asked to provide a copy of your letter of admission.

2015-16 COE Scholarships

The 2015-16 closed as of Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Application Timeline

Scholarships are awarded only once per year. The next award cycle will provide scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Effective immediately, the scholarship application timeline will be as follows (please note change from previous years):

  • Application Available: January 2, 2015 via College of Education website.
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
  • Award Notification: April 2015
  • Scholarship Event: May 5, 2015
  • Scholarship Awards Disbursement: August 2015

Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is administered by the Wayne State University Graduate School, and is llimited to Ph.D students; Ed.D students are not eligible, per the provisions of the fellowship. Nominations are made by the assistant deans of the college's academic divisions. Students interested in the Rumble Fellowship should consult their advisor and/or the assistanct dean of the division in which their program is located.  The application is the same as that which is used for all of the College Of Education scholarships; simply click on the box for the Rumble on the application.

  • Fellowship Components
    • A stipend for the academic year (fall and winter terms; twenty bi-weekly checks from August through May); tuition scholarship that provides payment of the entire assessment for up to 12 graduate credits for each of the fall and winter semesters.
    • Note: the scholarship will pay only for credits that are or are expected to be on the student’s plan of work. Subsidized medical and dental insurance for 12 months (September through August); housing allowance for the academic year included in the bi-weekly stipend checks.
  • Awards Available
    • One per school/college year per academic year.
  • Eligibility and Restrictions
    • You must be a Full-time graduate student pursuing a Ph.D.
    • You cannot hold this award if you are a:
      • Part-time graduate student
      • Ed.D student
      • student holding a graduate assistantship, fellowship, internship, traineeship or any other scholarship
      • student with full or part-time employment
  • Application Process
    • College of Education students should apply through the college’s scholarship application process, using the same electronic application form. Be sure to click the box for the Rumble on your application or you will not be considered for the Fellowship.
  • Questions
    • Contact the Graduate School (313) 577-2170.

More Information

Questions regarding the college’s scholarship process and the annual award event should be directed to:

Julie Osburn, Office of Research, Chair of the College of Education Scholarship Committee

External Scholarships

General Scholarships

Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship (for Meijer employees and/or their children)
Deadline: 5:00 PM on April 1, 2015
Questions can be directed to Ruth Bishop at bishop@grfoundation.org or 616-284-4903

Scholarships for Teacher Education Students

Bright Futures Scholarship
Deadline: June 10, 2015.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) scholarship award (eligible candidates must be juniors/seniors in the Fall of 2015 and have demonstrated a desire to teach mathematics)
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Other Scholarships for Graduate Students

American Psychological Foundation Scholarships
Deadlines: March, April, May

APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Graduate School Retention Scholarship for Part-time Master's Students

Deadline: March 13, 2015


Other Financial Aid Options

Please contact the Wayne State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for assistance in identifying other financial aid resources.