External scholarships

Wayne State students often qualify for awards from external organizations and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities. Apply now. If you wait too long you might miss an important deadline. Don't wait to be accepted to a college to begin researching and applying for scholarships.

WSU ScholarshipUniverse

WSU ScholarshipUniverse connects Wayne State University students to internal and vetted external scholarships. Current and admitted Wayne State University students can log in to search and apply for awards. Apply for external scholarship awards in WSU ScholarshipUniverse by logging in with your WSU AccessID credentials. New awards are added frequently - check back often for more opportunities to apply for awards.

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Reporting an outside scholarship or award

You are required to notify the financial aid office of all scholarships you will be receiving. This notification should be in writing to the Office of Student Financial Aid, attention: Scholarship Unit. In some cases, you may be required to repay aid that you have already received. The Bursar's Office will notify you of this through a billing statement, which you can view online through Academica.

Scholarship checks are usually made payable to the student and Wayne State University.  Checks made payable to WSU or to you and WSU should be submitted to the WSU Cashier's Office. Scholarships will be applied to your account and will be split equally between the semesters unless otherwise indicated by the donor.

  • If the check is made co-payable to you and WSU, you must sign the back of the check and include your student ID number.
  • If the check is payable only to WSU, you do not need to sign the check, but do include your student ID number on the back.
  • If the check is made payable only to you, do not send the check to WSU.

Due to delays in mailing it is taking longer than usual for the Cashier's Office to receive external scholarship checks. Current delays have been reported up to 4 weeks from the time mailed by the donor. Please be patient and allow time for your funds to reach the university. Once your award is received, we work in conjunction with the Cashier's Office to get your awards added to and paid onto your account as soon as possible.

Scholarship checks by mail:
Wayne State University
Cashier's Office
P.O. Box 02788
Detroit, MI 48202


If a donor requires verification of enrollment, you may login to Academica and print a copy of your class schedule for the semester. You may also contact the Registrar's Office at 313-577- 2100. If a donor requires notification of billing, you may login to Academica and print a copy of your tuition account balance statement.