Why give?

Giving to the Honors College supports an immersive education that attracts talented, ambitious and high- achieving students to Wayne State. As a supporter, you help the next generation of Honors College students to achieve their goals.  

Alumni of the Honors College, Mackenzie Honor Society, Monteith College, or Merit Scholars program may choose to designate gifts to a scholarship that carries forward the legacy of their particular cohort: 

  • Merit Scholars Alumni Annual Scholarship  
  • Monteith College Endowed Scholarship  
  • David Mackenzie Endowed Scholarship

The dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, John Corvino, is creating an endowed scholarship to benefit Honors College students.  A former honors student and 20+ year WSU philosophy professor, Dean Corvino shares his passion and motivation for making this gift.

To donate, please click on the Irvin D. Reid Honors College giving page.

Please select the drop down menu and click on the Dean John Corvino Endowed Scholarship to designate your gift.
Thank you!   

In addition to scholarships, you can direct support to undergraduate research funds or study abroad programs. You also can support events and programming that make up the Honors College's unique educational model, like service-learning projects and experiential field trips. Or you can direct support to areas where funding is needed most. 

"Receiving scholarships makes me feel proud of my hard work and motivates me to continue to achieve academic excellence." – Justine Valka, Honors College student

Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge

For more than 150 years, Wayne State University has pledged to provide access to higher education in our community. We're honoring that connection to our home city with an opportunity that puts a Wayne State education within reach for all Detroit students.

The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge is an investment in the future of Detroit and offers free tuition for Detroit students admitted as freshmen to Wayne State. To learn more about this initiative click here.

For more information about giving to the Honors College, contact:

Mary Barden
Director of Philanthropy