Detroit Compact Scholarship
Wayne State University is a participating university for the Detroit Compact Scholarship program. The program offers eligible high school seniors tuition and fees for four years of study.
Detroit Public Schools (DPS) high schools select the recipients of Detroit Compact Scholarships. Upon enrollment in the 9th grade (10th grade if the 9th grade was completed at a middle school) in a DPS high school, all students should contact the school’s Compact coordinator concerning enrollment in the Detroit Compact Scholarship Program.
Scholarship Amount and Renewal
At Wayne State University, DPS high school graduates who meet the Compact eligibility criteria receive tuition and required fees for up to four consecutive academic years. Scholarship recipients must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Enroll on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours per semester) and
- Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or, in the judgment of the University, maintain sufficient academic progress for renewal of the scholarship.
To be eligible for the Detroit Compact Scholarship at Wayne State University, DPS high school graduates must meet the following criteria:
Upon graduation from high school, possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA in a college preparatory curriculum, as determined by Wayne State University
Attain a composite minimum score of 21 on the ACT (or equivalent SAT score)
Maintain a 95% attendance record in high school
Have no major discipline violations as defined by the high school student code of conduct
Be granted regular admittance to Wayne State University
Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA while enrolled at Wayne State University
- Maintain continuous full-time enrollment at Wayne State University (12 or more credit hours per semester) until graduation, but not later than four years from the date of enrollment
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