Freshman scholarships

Wayne State University offers a variety of scholarships to incoming freshmen to recognize scholastic achievement. 

Awards for new students 

  • For maximum scholarship consideration, you must complete the undergraduate admission application (including submission of all transcripts and test scores) by December 1, 2019

  • The final deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1, 2020

Complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2019 to be considered for all available funding. The 2020-21 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2019. Use your 2018 income and tax information.

President's Award

Warrior Award

Gold Award

Detroit Leadership Award

Green Award

Scholar Award

Anthony Wayne Scholarship

Athletic Awards

WSU grants

Awards are offered to the strongest admissions applicants based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores.

You are eligible to be considered for a freshman award if you submit an ACT/SAT test score,
AND meet one of the following criteria:
  • You are a current senior in high school who will enter college after graduation.
  • You are a high school graduate who has not yet earned credit at a community college, college or university.
  • You are a GED holder who has not yet earned credit at a community college, college or university.

Wayne State University students can receive only one of the following merit awards: Anthony Wayne, Athletic Excellence, Detroit Leadership, Gold, Green, WSU Scholar, Math Corps, President's, Presidential Music, Wade McCree, Warrior or Wayne Med-Direct.

All scholarships are subject to the availability of funds, and all awards are available during the fall and winter semesters only. The sum of all aid received cannot exceed the student's financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

Wayne State University is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for admission, and all incoming students will be considered for merit awards. Only citizens of the United States and eligible non-citizens need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for other available funding.

The total amount of financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance (student budget). To prevent/eliminate over awards, WSU may limit institutional grant and scholarship amounts.

Scholarship policies for award renewal

Other awards