WSU Private Scholarships
These scholarships are funded through the generosity of private donors. You may apply if you are a current Wayne State University student or an admitted student planning to enroll for the upcoming fall semester.
Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of factors, and may include a review of the information you provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your grade point average and your completed admission application.
The 2014-15 Private Scholarship Application will be available in November 2013.
Applying for Scholarships
Complete the FAFSA by March 1
To apply for need-based scholarships, in addition to completing the Private Scholarships Application, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov beginning January 1. Complete the FAFSA by March 1 for scholarship consideration.
Generally, you must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) at the time you submit the scholarship application. Exceptions are noted in the criteria of individual scholarships.
The required enrollment status may be either full time or half time. At the undergraduate level, enrollment for 12 credit hours minimum is considered full-time; six to 11 credit hours is considered half time. At the graduate level, enrollment for eight credits minimum is full-time; four to seven credits is half time.
Not all WSU Private Scholarships require submission of the Private Scholarship Application. If the Private Scholarship Application requirement is not indicated in the description of the scholarship, then only the submission of the FAFSA is required.
We wish we could give everyone a scholarship; however, the number of qualified applicants is far greater than the available funding. Therefore, not all qualified applicants receive scholarships. The decisions of the scholarship committee are final.
Updates regarding the scholarship application will be sent to your WSU email account. Instructions for activating the AccessID are online: http://computing.wayne.edu/accessid.
Need-based financial aid awarded through the Office of Student Financial Aid may be adjusted if you subsequently receive additional aid (scholarships, grants or loans). Private scholarship awards may reduce Board of Governors equity awards, loan eligibility or other aid.