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.

Spring/Summer 2016 Scholarship Applications - CLOSED

Due to an overwhelming response (over 125 applications received), the application for spring/summer scholarships has been closed as of 4PM on Monday, February 22, 2016. Students who submitted applications will be notified as to the status of their application by April 15, 2016.

Should additional funding become available, we will post information on this webpage and send a notification email to students.

Tuition Discount Available for Undergraduate Students

Spring/Summer 2016 tuition will be offered at a 30% discount to WSU undergraduate students who have registered, are on track to complete 24 credits between Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5 at the end of Fall 2015. Visit http://wayne.edu/tuition for more information.

2016 - 2017 Academic Year Application Timeline

Scholarships are awarded only once per year. The next award cycle will provide scholarships for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

  • The Application period is now closed.
    • Award Notification: April 15, 2016
    • Scholarship Event: May 3, 2016

More Information

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

  • Julie Osburn, Director, Academic and Chair of the College of Education Scholarship Committee

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

2016 Rollie Hopgood Future Teachers Scholarship Award Applications

AFT Michigan has three eligibility categories of the “Rollie Hopgood Future Teachers Scholarship Award” for individuals whose future goal is to become a teacher.

The categories are:

  • Graduating senior of an AFT Michigan high school with the goal of becoming a teacher;
  • AFT Michigan PSRP dues paying member enrolled (full- or part-time) in a teacher certification program at a college or university; and
  • AFT Michigan dues paying member’s son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is a graduating senior with the goal of becoming a teacher.

Click here to download the applications. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Moore at tftlindamoore@gmail.com.

Graduate Professional Scholarship

Students pursuing advanced professional degrees (EdD, MSW) or graduate degrees (master's, PhD) in all Wayne State University schools and colleges are eligible for the Graduate Professional Scholarship. Deadline is March 1, 2016.

King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The purpose of this fellowship is to assist students in doctoral programs who intend to pursue full-time teaching positions in postsecondary institutions within one year of receiving their doctoral degree at Wayne State University. The deadline is April 1, 2016.

Office of Student Financial Aid

The 2016-17 Private Scholarship Application is now live on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

This year, any student who wants to be considered for private scholarships needs to submit an application by March 31, 2016. OSFA has a variety of awards (over 80) for both undergraduates and graduates. More information about those can be found here: http://wayne.edu/scholarships/private/list/

Alumni Association Scholarships

The David Adamany - WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship is aimed at undergraduate students who have shown strong leadership qualities in extra-curricular activities here at WSU while maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA. Scholarships fund up to 12 hours of tuition each year.

The Taylor Lewis, M.D. and Cleveland Hurst III Endowed Scholarship is dedicated to undergraduate students that have had a postponement of their post-secondary degree and demonstrated financial need.

Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is administered by the Wayne State University Graduate School and is limited to Ph.D. students (per the provisions of the fellowship, Ed.D. students are not eligible). Nominations are made by faculty advisors and/or assistant deans of the college's academic divisions. Eligible students (see minimum qualifications below) interested in the Rumble Fellowship should consult their advisor and/or the assistant dean of the division in which their program is located.  

  • Fellowship Components
    • A stipend for the academic year (bi-weekly checks from August through May), tuition scholarship that provides payment of 7.5 to 10 graduate credits for each of the fall and winter semesters, unless in maintenance status.
    • Subsidized medical, vision and dental insurance for 12 months (September through August).
    • Note: the scholarship will pay only for credits that are or are expected to be on the student’s plan of work.
  • 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
    • Consult with advisor and /or assistant dean of the division in which program is located.
    • Nominees will be asked to provide a cover letter, letters of recommendation and curriculum vitae/resume for consideration by the College of Education’s Administrative Council.
  • Questions regarding the details of the Rumble Fellowship itself
    • Contact the Graduate School (313) 577-2170
  • Questions regarding the application process
    • Contact Julie Osburn (313) 577-0909

External Scholarships

Other Financial Aid Options

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