Financial aid and scholarships

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The College of Education awards hundreds of scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students alike, thanks to the generosity of private donors. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (graduate) or 2.5 (undergraduate)
  • Be current or admitted student in the College of Education
  • Some scholarships are reserved specifically for students with demonstrated financial need. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with the university by April 29, 2024.

How to Apply

The annual application period for private scholarships is December 1 through March 1 of each year, and the application can be accessed through ScholarshipUniverse. Your application will be considered for private aid through both the College of Education and the Office of Student Financial Aid. Please note: ScholarshipUniverse does not replace the FAFSA.

Wayne State has made the new application process quick and easy. When you apply, you are automatically matched with many scholarships and can review requirements for others. For more information, visit

*Education students must complete the university's general application and the college's supplemental application to qualify for the maximum number of scholarships.

Dean's Doctoral Research Fund

The College of Education Dean's office is pleased to announce funding available for College of Education doctoral students' research projects. Applications of up to $1,000 will be accepted on a rolling basis. Students are eligible for one award per 12-month period.