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Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The 2007-2008 Graduate School Masterís Scholarship Program (GSMS) is intended to provide tuition assistance to WSU Masterís students who otherwise would depend upon loan fund assistance to pursue their graduate degrees. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have applied and qualify for need-based financial aid. Recipients must be enrolled for at least one graduate credit during the term of the award, must maintain satisfactory academic progress, must be in good standing, and may not be in default of federal- or state-funded loans. The GSMS is awarded for one academic year (fall and winter semesters), depending upon the recipientís demonstrated need[1], which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The Scholarship provides payment for up to six graduate credits per term of the award. The award will provide payment for the resident or non-resident assessment as appropriate to the award recipient. Recipients who demonstrate need of less than the equivalent of six graduate credits will receive only the amount of scholarship assistance up to that of their demonstrated need. There is no requirement to pay back scholarship award funds. Recipients may reapply for subsequent academic year awards. Note that there is a separate application and FAFSA process for Spring/Summer 2007 awards.
Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The Graduate School Ph.D. Grant Program (GSPG) is intended to provide grants of up to $4,000 to WSU Ph.D. students who are nominated by their academic program, are Graduate Assistants and at the same time depend upon loan fund assistance to pursue their doctoral degrees. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have applied and qualify for need-based financial aid. Recipients must meet and maintain all requirements of their graduate assistant positions during the terms of the award and may not be in default of federal- or state-funded loans. The GSPG is awarded for one academic year (fall and winter semesters), depending upon the recipientís demonstrated need[1], which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The award will provide a maximum grant of up to $4,000 for the academic year. Recipients who demonstrate need of less than $4,000 will receive only the amount of assistance up to that of their demonstrated need. There is no requirement to pay back grant funds. Recipients may be nominated for the award in subsequent academic years.
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The Graduate School Ph.D. Grant Program (GSPG) is intended to provide grants of up to $4,000 to WSU Ph.D. students who are nominated by their academic program, are Graduate Assistants and at the same time depend upon loan fund assistance to pursue their doctoral degrees. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have applied and qualify for need-based financial aid. Recipients must meet and maintain all requirements of their graduate assistant positions during the terms of the award and may not be in default of federal- or state-funded loans. The GSPG is awarded for one academic year (fall and winter semesters), depending upon the recipientís demonstrated need[1], which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The award will provide a maximum grant of up to $4,000 for the academic year. Recipients who demonstrate need of less than $4,000 will receive only the amount of assistance up to that of their demonstrated need. There is no requirement to pay back grant funds. Recipients may be nominated for the award in subsequent academic years.
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The Graduate School Ph.D. Grant Program (GSPG) is intended to provide grants of up to $4,000 to WSU Ph.D. students who are nominated by their academic program, are Graduate Assistants and at the same time depend upon loan fund assistance to pursue their doctoral degrees. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have applied and qualify for need-based financial aid. Recipients must meet and maintain all requirements of their graduate assistant positions during the terms of the award and may not be in default of federal- or state-funded loans. The GSPG is awarded for one academic year (fall and winter semesters), depending upon the recipientís demonstrated need[1], which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The award will provide a maximum grant of up to $4,000 for the academic year. Recipients who demonstrate need of less than $4,000 will receive only the amount of assistance up to that of their demonstrated need. There is no requirement to pay back grant funds. Recipients may be nominated for the award in subsequent academic years.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
All scholarships administered through the Wayne State University Admissions and Student Financial Aid requires submission of an application. The application is now available on-line from November 1, 2006 - March 1, 2007 for the 2007-2008 academic school year via our website. http://scholarships.wayne.edu/undergraduate.html Private scholarships may be need-based, non-need based, or both. To apply for need-based scholarships you must complete the 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2007, which is available from OSFA and on the World Wide Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Students must have a 2.5 GPA at the time of submission of the application; exceptions are noted in the criteria of individual scholarships. Provisions of the private scholarships will stipulate the enrollment status that the applicant/recipient must maintain. The required enrollment status may be either full-time or half-time. At the undergraduate level, enrollment of a minimum of 12 credits is full-time and a minimum of six credits is half-time. At the graduate level, enrollment of a minimum of eight credits is full-time and a minimum of four credits is half-time. If further information is needed, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships at (313) 577-3577. NOTE: The number of qualified applicants is far greater than the available funding; therefore, not all qualified applicants receive scholarships. This is no reflection of your academic performance. Carefully read the criteria for each scholarship.
Standing: Year1,Year2,Year3,Year4
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: N/A
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Abdenour Family Endowed Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full-time students who meet all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and WSU athletic, financial aid and academic requirements. Recipients must demonstrate exceptional abilities in the area of sports training.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Recipients must be minority women (Detroit resident) with leadership skills, financial need and have a minimum 2.50 GPA. Scholarship may be used for tuition or educational expenses.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Award open to any public relations students entering their junior or senior year who have demonstrated academic excellence and the ability to make a meaningful contribution in the area of public relations.
Standing: HSS,Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Activity Award, of varying amounts, normally $250-$1400 paid fall and winter semesters, dependent upon funds available is limited to students who participate and perform in the WSU dance companies and other departmental events. The award is renewable for four consecutive years based on continuance in the dance program.
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
David Adamany Endowed Fund for Pathways to Teaching Program provides awards of a minimum of $1,000, pending available funding, for tuition, books and other educational expenses. This award is limited to teachers in the Detroit Public Schools who are enrolled in the College of Educationís Pathways to Teaching program and working toward state certification.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
This scholarship, funded by the Charles H. Gershenson trust, in honor of former Wayne State University President and Professor of Law David Adamany, is awarded to law students who are outstanding scholars in constitutional law.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: N/A
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Tom Adams Football Endowed Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full-time students who meet all NCAA and WSU athletic, financial aid, and academic requirements. Recipients must demonstrate exceptional abilities in the sport of football.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Graduate
Status: Part-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Wendell P. Addington Memorial Scholarship is merit-based and given to a student in the masterís of art program in history who enrolled part-time for two consecutive terms.
GPA Requirement: 2.0
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
provides awards of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, limited to female Native American undergraduate students with a minimum 2.0 GPA or graduate students. This award may be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses.
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Aida Cannarsa Endowed Memorial Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to students majoring in or otherwise demonstrating a strong interest in art, art education, history of art, theatre, or dance who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students enrolled in art education.
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: N/A
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Private
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Ralph and Grace Ainsworth Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full-time students who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
GPA Requirement: 2.7
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
provides awards of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, limited to co-op students in the WSU College of Engineering. Recipient selection is based on academic achievement (at least a 2.7 GPA) character, and leadership qualities, with emphasis placed on financial need.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Year4
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The Elvis Smith Alford, M.D. and Nellie Corbin Alford Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a rising 4 th year male Medical School student based upon academic excellence. The School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will make the selection.
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The Allesee Housing Fund provides financial assistance for costs associated with living expenses including studentsí monthly rent and or dormitory charges. Demonstrated need is required. Award: $500-$1500 per semester.
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
This fund provides awards that enable the departmentís most outstanding students to study internationally for both long- and short-term residencies. Interested students are encouraged to use the junior year for international study and should begin planning for study abroad in the fall of the sophomore year.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: HSS,Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Allesee Undergraduate Dancers in Residence Housing Scholarship of varying amounts, normally $1500-$3000, dependent upon funds available, is limited to students majoring in dance who have been admitted to WSU. The award is renewable for four consecutive years, based on continuance in the dance program. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in dance courses. The application deadline is in May for the following fall semester.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: HSS,Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Maggie Allesee Talent Scholarship, of varying amounts, normally $500- $1000 paid fall and winter semesters, dependent upon funds available, is limited to students majoring in dance who have been admitted to WSU. The award is renewable for four consecutive years, based on continuance in the dance program. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in dance courses. The application deadline is in early December. An audition in January or February is required.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: HSS,Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Limited to full-time undergraduate students majoring in engineering who demonstrate financial need, outstanding scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.
GPA Requirement: 2.75
Standing: Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Alumni Association Annual Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full-time students with the academic rank of sophomore or higher who maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Participation in a Wayne State University student activity is required.
GPA Requirement: 2.7
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
This fund, known as the Wayne State University School of Business Administration Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, is established to recognize scholarship achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University.
GPA Requirement: 2.75
Standing: Sophmore,Junior,Senior,Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Applications for 2007-2008 David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships are due March 01, 2007. The scholarship program recognizes the contributions of student activities to the studentís educational experience and to campus life. Applicants must submit an official application, including a personal statement on how student activities have enhanced their WSU education, two letters of recommendations, a minimum GPA of 2.75, sophomore status or above (Fall 2007), Michigan resident and a WSU transcript. Applications are evaluated on the scope of university activities, student leadership, quality of recommendations and personal statement. Awards cover tuition for full or part time study, with a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester (Fall and Winter) for undergraduate study. Students enrolled at the post-bachelor status or pursuing a second bachelorís degree are not eligible. For an application for the David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, please call (313) 577-2300 or stop by Alumni House, 441 Ferry Mall.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on scholastic achievement)
Standing: Year1
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Alumni Scholars Endowment Fund will be awarded to full time first year medical school students based on their scholastic achievement, community service and leadership qualities. Recipients will be selected by the Deans Scholarship Committee. The scholarships are renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Senior,Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required

A distinctive replica of an antique Revolutionary War Mortar and Pestle is awarded annually to the graduating student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits exceptional interest, aptitude, and achievement in pharmaceutical administration. The recipient is eligible for a competitive $2000 scholarship.

GPA Requirement: 2.0 overall grade point average, but have a minimum 3.0 GPA in accounting courses
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholarship achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the School of Business Administration. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Portia Fields Anderson (aka Freeda Frump) Endowed Scholarship of varying amounts, normally $500, dependent upon funds available, is limited to dance majors who are enrolled full-time. The dance faculty selects recipients based on scholastic achievement and talent, and a demonstrated commitment to dance at WSU. Financial need may be considered. Recipients must have completed at least 12 credits at WSU. Applicants must submit a letter of application, not to exceed one page, explaining why they should receive the award. The application deadline is in early December for a winter semester award.
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Sophie Angelescu Scholarship of $800, in memory of Valter Poole, is awarded to outstanding music majors who play an orchestral instrument.
Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
The purpose of the American Planning Association Planning Fellowship Program is to foster increased minority interest in the study of urban planning at the graduate level. This will provide increased minority participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation.

The Program is open to first and second year graduate-level students.
An eligible applicant is a member of one of the following minority groups ó African American, Hispanic American and Native American, a citizen of the United States, a student enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in a graduate planning program that has been accredited by the PAB (Planning Accreditation Board), and a student who is able to document the need for financial assistance.

GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Arab-American Endowed Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full- or half time students whose parent(s) is/are of Arab descent. Applications must include a written statement demonstrating their interest in Arabic culture. Recipient selection is based upon scholastic achievement, desirable qualities of character and leadership, and financial need.
GPA Requirement: N/A based on scholastic achievement
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Arab-American Endowed Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is limited to full- or half-time students whose parent(s) is/are of Arab descent. Applications must include a written statement demonstrating their interest in Arabic culture. Recipient selection is based upon scholastic achievement, desirable qualities of character and leadership, and financial need.
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Standing: Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Private
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is required
Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship of $5,000 is limited to residents of the city of Detroit or graduates of Cassopolis High School who are undergraduate students in degree-granting programs and have financial need. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, but special consideration may be given to students who work more than 10 hours per week. The total number of scholarships is dependent upon funds available, with one awarded to a student who has achieved junior level standing and one awarded to a student who has achieved senior level standing.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required

An award of $1000 is made to a pharmacy student in recognition of achievement in the pharmacy program.

Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Students who have shown a serious commitment to the art & art history program. Amount varies depending on activity
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Art Education Alumni Scholarship of $1000 per semester is limited to full or part-time undergraduate students who have successfully completed at least one semester in art education at WSU. Applicants are selected based on demonstrated financial need, scholastic achievement, character, or all three. This award is for tuition, books and other educational expenses.
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Art Therapy Scholarships of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, are available to full or part-time Graduate or Undergraduate students in the art therapy program who demonstrate scholastic achievement.
Standing: Sophomore,Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Limited to full-time undergraduate students who are of at least sophomore rank and have attended WSU for two semesters. Students must demonstrate financial need, outstanding scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: Freshman,Sophmore,Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Dr. C. Gary Artinian Endowed Pre-Medicine Scholarship of varying amounts ($500-$700), dependent upon funds available, is limited students enrolled full-time in pre-medicine study at Wayne State University. Students accepted for full-time pre-medicine study at WSU may apply. Recipient selection is based on scholastic achievement (a minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need. This award must be applied toward tuition.
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
ASCAP Hubbell Scholarship of $500 is awarded to outstanding music majors pursuing a degree in composition.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Annual award or awards made to students accepted for study in any approved Summer Study Program, based on academic excellence and need.
GPA Requirement: N/A (based on academic achievement)
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
This fund is established to recognize scholarship achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the School of Business Administration. Recipient must be an Accounting Major.
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Avery Crew Scholarship of $250 is awarded to outstanding music majors studying voice.
GPA Requirement: N/A (Based on academic achievement)
Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Maximum Award: $2,000 This program provides supplemental research funds for individual students who are successful in obtaining monetary support specifically related to a research project in excess of $6,000 per year from an external agency. Awards are made in the amount of $1,000 for the student and $1,000 to his/her advisor. An academic scholarship or appointment to an institutional training grant does not qualify a student for this support program. Money is to be used to support the externally funded research project, e.g. research equipment, subject payment, database subscriptions. Submit requests in memo format to Gloria Heppner, Associate Vice President for Research. Memos should include a brief description of the research project, projected budget and budget justification, advisor and student name, department, and contact information. Please include a copy of the award verification with the request. Requests can be sent to heppnerg@karmanos.org with a copy to sjames@wayne.edu, delivered to 5057 Woodward, Suite 6200, or faxed to 577-3626. If you need additional information about this award, please e-mail sjames@wayne.edu or call 577-8997.
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Standing: N/A
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Beverly Bain Endowed Memorial Scholarship of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available, is available to full- or part-time graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The award is for tuition, books and other educational expenses. Recipients are eligible for repeat awards but must re-apply each year.
GPA Requirement: 3.5
Standing: Graduate
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Marcia D. Bain Scholarship Endowment Fund provides an award of $1,000 limited to graduate students (MSN or PhD) who have a defined interest in psychiatric nursing and demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement (a minimum 3.5 GPA).
Standing: Junior,Senior
Status: Full-time
Type of Scholarship: Departmental
Need Based Required: must complete FAFSA
Private Scholarship Application is not required
Provides awards of varying amounts, dependent upon funds available and the individual needs of qualified applicants. This award must be used for books and ancillary educational expenses first, with any remaining funds available applied toward tuition assistance. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate mechanical engineering juniors or seniors. Please contact the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, for further information.