Your educational needs and aspirations are at the forefront of everything we do in the Honors College. We firmly believe in our potential to transform the lives of our students, and we believe 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 most ambitious students, which enriches the reservoir of talent in Honors and raises the bar for academic excellence.

Scholars Day Award maintenance

  • Honors freshmen are expected to complete University Honors (36 Honors credits, including HON 1000 and PS 1010 Honors freshman year).
  • Honors good standing requires annual progress toward completing University Honors, which is an average of 9 Honors credits a year.
  • Honors good standing also requires a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Please also refer to your Scholars Day Award agreement for additional specific requirements.

Honors College Private Scholarships

Honors students are invited additionally to apply for Honors private scholarships. Honors students are notified by email when the application process begins, usually in March for scholarships that will be applied to the following fall semester.

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is especially grateful to donors who support the following scholarships:

• Arab American Fund Committee Endowed Scholarship
• Danto Family Scholarship for Honors Students
• David Mackenzie Honor Society Scholarship Fund
• Dr. W. Kupsky and M. Moiin Annual Scholarship
• Helen L. DeRoy Scholarship for Honors Students
• Irvin D. Reid and Pamela Trotman Reid Endowed Scholarship
• Lester Johns Endowed Scholarship
• Louise Smith Annual Scholarship for the WSU Scholars Program
• Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Berman Foundation Annual Scholarship
• Merit Scholars Alumni Annual Scholarship
• Michael & Nancy Timmis Endowed Scholarship for Urban Scholars Leaders
• Monteith College Endowed Scholarship
• Roberts Family Annual Scholarship
• Sanford and Elaine Feig Scholarship
• Wagster Memorial Endowed Scholarship

If you are looking for additional scholarship information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Wayne State offers a number of scholarships to meritorious students. If students are offered more than one of these scholarships, they will be asked to choose the one that suits 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 the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 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).