Presidential Scholarship for Freshmen
Freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.
New student awards - Fall 2014 -
- The Presidential Scholarship is $11,500 per year for four consecutive years, for a total of $46,000.
Eligibility criteria & requirements - Fall 2014
Eligible students will be invited to attend Honors Convocation. The Irvin D. Reid Honors College will extend an invitation to the university's most promising first-year applicants.
You may be awarded this scholarship based on your undergraduate application materials.
Completed WSU admissions application with all documents received in Admissions by December 8, 2013.
This award will be offered to the top admissions applicants, based on your GPA and ACT score at the time of admission. If you submit updated ACT/SAT scores you will be considered for upgraded scholarship opportunities as long as funds are available, provided you have met the application deadline.
- Attendance at Honors Convocation is required.
To retain your award
You must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours for fall and winter semesters, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3.
Full-time enrollment is 12 credit hours or more.
You must maintain good standing within the Honors College.
If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, your scholarship terminates at that time.
Wayne State University students can receive only one of the following merit scholarships - University, Presidential, Distinguished, Wade McCree, Gold, Green, Academic Achievement, Anthony Wayne or Detroit Urban Scholars scholarships. Students who have completed a bachelor's degree are not eligible for these scholarships.