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Your educational needs and aspirations are at the forefront of everything we do in Honors. We firmly believe in our power to transform the lives of our students, and that they in turn will transform our common future.

Many students in Honors receive some type of scholarship – either university-supported or privately funded. Scholarships are important because they help us recruit and retain the best and brightest students, which enriches the reservoir of talent in Honors and raises the bar for academic excellence.

Students admitted for Fall 2015 who have received an offer of a Presidential, Distinguished or Gold scholarship, will also have an invitation to attend a Scholars Day event where they will have an opportunity to be considered for Honors College membership.

WSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships: This office provides access to scholarship assistance for all students.


Merit Scholarships available for Freshmen

To see the full range of merit scholarships available to qualified Wayne State University freshmen, please visit the Freshmen Scholarship page for full details and current scholarship values.





Wayne State offers a number of scholarships to meritorious students. If students are offered more than one of these scholarships, they will have to choose the one that fits them best, as they can only receive funding from one of these awards.  

To receive financial aid, including scholarships through the Office of Student Financial Aid or Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships, you must be a citizen of the United States or have permanent resident status. The standard documentation for a permanent resident of the United States is the Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551, since 1997) or Resident Alien Card (Form I-551, before 1997).