Wayne State University

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Prospective Students

College of Education Scholarships

  • Through the generosity of private donors, the College of Education provides eligible graduate and undergrad 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 at aa7861@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.

2014-15 Scholarships

The application for scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is now available by "clicking here".  The deadline for electronic submission is 5:00p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013.

2013-14 Scholarships

Scholarships for the 2012-2013 Academic Year have already been awarded and there are no additional funds available for the current (2013-14) academic year.

Application Timeline

Scholarships are currently awarded only once a year (that is, there is no mid-year or mid-semester application process) and the cycle begins almost a year in advance of the distribution of the scholarship funds.  The application process/cycle is as follows:

  • Mid-to-late October: application is accessible on the college website
  • Mid-to late-November:  deadline for online submission of application (the exact date will be on the website)
  • April:  applicants notified via Wayne State University Access ID whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship
  • Early May:  Scholarship awards event takes place; mandatory attendance for scholarship recipients who received scholarships with living donors
  • August:  Scholarship funds disbursed to student tuition accounts by Wayne State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Note: The college reserves the right to modify this timeline as necessary.

Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is administered by the WSU Graduate School, and is limited 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 assistant dean of the division in which their program is located.  Click here for more information about this fellowship, including eligibility criteria and what the fellowship provides.

Graduate Professional Scholarship

The Graduate Professional Scholarship is administered by the WSU Graduate School, not the College of Education.  Information about that scholarship can be found at:  http://gradschool.wayne.edu/funding/professional-sholarship.php

More Information

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

Ms. Cam Liebold
Chief of Staff to the Dean and Chair, College Of Education Scholarship Committee

Other Financial Aid Options

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