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.
Most 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.
Scholarships available for Honors College Students
University Scholarship: This scholarship is for National Merit Scholar finalists and is valued at $62,500. The award package includes a scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year for up to four years of study), $20,000 towards on-campus room and board ($5,000 per year for up to four years of study), and one-time $2,500 Study Abroad stipend. (Students must notify WSU of National Merit Scholar finalist standing.)
Presidential Scholarship: Freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, a tuition award of $10,000 a year for up to four years. You must attend Scholars Day to be considered for this award.
Wayne State Gold Scholarship: The Gold Scholarship is a $24,000 award - $6,000 per year for up to four years. It is awarded to incoming freshmen each fall semester based on attendance at Scholars Day. Your academic record may qualify you for the Gold Scholarship.
- Honors College Private Scholarships: These grants are awarded by the Honors College Scholarship Committee.
- WSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships: This office provides access to scholarship assistance for all students.
Students are notified by mail as to which scholarship they qualify for following their official admission to the university. Students are encouraged to apply by November 15 for optimal scholarship consideration.
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.