Wayne State University offers a variety of merit scholarships to new students. WSU colleges, schools, and academic departments also offer a number of awards based on a combination of criteria including financial need, scholastic achievement or leadership qualities.
Not all WSU Private Scholarships require submission of the Private Scholarship Application. If the Private Scholarship Application requirement is not indicated in the description of the scholarship, then only the submission of the FAFSA is required.
Submit your FAFSA and all documents by March 31 to be considered for these awards. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available in January for the upcoming academic year at www.fafsa.gov.
If the Private Scholarship Application is not required, WSU will award based on the provisions of the scholarship. Eligible students will be contacted if additional materials are required. Please do not submit application materials unless listed in the Private Scholarship Application.
Many students often qualify for merit awards from external organizations, and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities.
How do I apply for scholarships?
Retaining your Wayne State Scholarship
Presidential, Distinguished, Gold, Green and other Wayne State scholarship recipients must meet GPA and credit hour completion requirements in order to maintain continued eligibility.
Annually at the end of May, the Office of Student Financial Aid will review your academic progress to determine if you are meeting the scholarship provisions. If you do not meet the scholarship requirements, your award will not be applied to your student account and may be canceled.