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Freshman scholarships

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

Awards for new students 

President's Award

Warrior Award

Gold Award

Detroit Leadership Award

Green Award

Anthony Wayne Scholarship

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 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, 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.

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