Awards, scholarships and financial aid

Department undergraduate scholarships and awards
Department graduate scholarships and awards
University scholarships and financial aid resources
College of Engineering scholarships

Department of Computer Science undergraduate scholarships and awards

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, the Department of Computer Science offers scholarships to undergraduate students each year.

Rising junior and senior students are invited to submit an application before March 31 during the prior academic year. The scholarship committee will notify applicants of their decision before May 1.

Students must be enrolled in the fall semester of the following academic year to be eligible. For example, if a student applies in the Winter 2017 semester, he or she must be a junior or senior enrolled in Fall 2017. The Office of Financial Aid will deposit funds into the students' accounts at the beginning of the fall semester.

The amount of each award will be determined by the scholarship committee.

Students may submit one application to be considered for any or all of these awards.

2017-18 Stephen P. Hepler Endowed Fund
Eligibility:

  • Full-time or part-time rising junior or senior
  • Domestic and international students welcome to apply
  • In recognition of exceptional scholarship
  • May be used for tuition and other educational expenses, such as books and travel to conferences
  • Enrolled in Fall 2017 semester

2017-18 Herbert N. Weingarten Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)
Eligibility:

  • Full-time or part-time rising junior or senior
  • Enrolled in Fall 2017 semester
  • Member of Wayne State University's student chapters Association for Computing Machinery Women (ACM-W) or Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Financial need is not required
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • May be used for tuition and other educational expenses
  • Enrolled in Fall 2017 semester (continued on next page)

2017-18 John P. Stieber Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)
Eligibility:

  • Full-time or part-time rising junior or senior
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Financial need is not required
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • May be used for tuition and other educational expenses
  • Enrolled in Fall 2017 semester

2017-18 Department of Computer Science Scholarship ($500)
The Department may award additional scholarships to student applicants. The number and amount of the awards varies from year to year.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time or part-time rising junior or senior
  • Domestic and international students welcome to apply
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need—FAFSA form must be submitted to Office of Financial Aid
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • May be used for tuition and other educational expenses
  • Enrolled in Fall 2017 semester

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Students may apply directly by filling out the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Application.
  • Questions about the application process may be directed to a Department of Computer Science academic advisor.
  • APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO LANITA MARIE STEWART AT LSTEWART@WAYNE.EDU NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THECOMMITTEE.

Department of Computer Science graduate awards

2017 Michael E. Conrad Graduate Research Award

Call for Nominations

Each year the Graduate Chair and a committee recognize the graduate or doctoral student who has published the most significant research article in the field of computer science.

The award is named in memory of the late Dr. Michael Conrad. He was known internationally for his early work in biocomputing and artificial life. His research attracted the attention of prominent scientists from a wide range of disciplines. He led a vibrant research group and was an exceptional mentor to students and faculty alike.

Full-time graduate students in computer science, both domestic and international, are invited to submit an article or paper that has appeared in a nationally recognized journal during the previous calendar year.

The award will be presented at an event at the end of Winter 2017 semester.

How to apply

Students interested in being considered for this award should contact their faculty advisor for information on the nomination process.

NOMINATIONS (FROM A FACULTY ADVISOR) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO LANITA MARIE STEWART AT LSTEWART@WAYNE.EDU NO LATER THAN 5:00 P. M. ON MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017. LATE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE COMMITTEE.


Wayne State University scholarships and financial aid 

New to Wayne State? Many scholarship opportunities exist. Submit your WSU admissions application by the scholarship deadlines to be eligible, and visit our Records and Registration Office for tuition and fee information. Representatives in thefinancial aid and scholarships offices are on hand assist you in finding ways to finance your education. Learn about university grants, loans, scholarship and work study opportunities, and apply for financial aid.


College of Engineering resources and scholarships

The College of Engineering has been a place of opportunity for thousands of men and women in the last 80 years—regardless and sometimes in spite of life's circumstances. We have a rich tradition of welcoming students from every walk of life.

Today's students are no different. Our highest priority is to ensure each one of them receives the benefit of a Wayne State engineering and computer science education regardless of financial need. Scholarships empower our students to focus on what's most important: the future.

The College of Engineering is fortunate to have a community of alumni and donors that help support deserving students with additional scholarships. Most of these scholarships are targeted at students who have completed at least one term as an engineering student and demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, leadership and financial need. Although financial need is not required for all college scholarships, applicants are required to have a current FAFSA on file with the university financial aid office.

Visit the college's student resource page for more information on application dates and deadlines, as well as for a listing of college endowed scholarships.