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

Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year have already been awarded.

2016 - 2017 Application Timeline

Scholarships are awarded only once per year. The next award cycle will provide scholarships for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The scholarship application timeline is as follows:

Application Available: Monday, January 4, 2016

Scholarship Application

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2016
  • Award Notification: April 2016
  • Scholarship Event: May 3, 2016
  • Scholarship Awards Disbursement: August 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

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.