WSU Private Scholarships

WSU ScholarshipUniverse

WSU ScholarshipUniverse connects Wayne State University students to internal and external scholarship opportunities. Current and admitted Wayne State University students can log in to search and apply for scholarships.

View the list of scholarships - We are working behind the scenes to get all the WSU scholarships added to this new database. Please check back soon for more opportunities to apply for awards!

Why should I use WSU ScholarshipUniverse instead of another search engine?

  • You can apply for internal WSU scholarships and vetted external scholarships.
  • Every department on campus will use this platform to post their scholarship opportunities. 
  • You can find scholarships based on your major, college, academic merit, financial need, and more. 

Do I have to be a student at WSU to use WSU ScholarshipUniverse?

Yes, you will need to be admitted and have established your Academica account and password in order to log in to ScholarshipUniverse and apply for private scholarships. Use your AccessID credentials to login.

How can I increase my chances of receiving an award?

Submit all application materials by the deadline listed. The deadline for the majority of WSU scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year is March 1, 2023.

If an award requires that you demonstrate financial need, you must have an annual FAFSA on file for the award year.

For example, if you are applying for awards for the 2023-24 academic year, you will need to complete and submit the 2023-24 FAFSA. Use the WSU school code 002329 when you file.

Financial need is demonstrated by subtracting the results of your FAFSA calculation from the estimated cost of attendance. The cost of attendance is a set amount posted on our website in January for the upcoming academic year and includes tuition and fees and allowances for housing, meals, books, transportation, and personal expenses.

If I am already a recipient of a tuition pledge program, will I be able to receive additional scholarships?

All internal scholarships will be used first to pay your in-state tuition and standard fees costs as outlined in the terms and conditions of your awards. Any scholarship awarded above these costs may be used to pay your other expenses. The total of all financial aid cannot exceed your estimated cost of attendance, which includes an allowance for housing, meals, books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Tuition pledge programs include Heart of Detroit, Wayne Access, Born to Be a Warrior and Detroit Promise.

I received a scholarship last year. Am I required to reapply for the same scholarship or will it be renewed automatically?

If a scholarship is renewable, it will be noted in the criteria. Most scholarships require you to reapply each year.

Can I promote my scholarship on your site?

Submit a scholarship opportunity for vetting to campuslogic.

I have more questions about financial aid and scholarships, where can I get more information?

Contact us at studentservice@wayne.edu.