Funding your studies

Listed below are several financial assistance opportunities available for graduate students in mechanical engineering at WSU.

  1. Graduate Professional Scholarships - These are available through the WSU Graduate School and details can be found by going to the website http://www.gradschool.wayne.edu/ and clicking on "Funding for Graduate Students." There is an annual competition for these scholarships, with the application deadline typically around March 1. Both current and incoming students are eligible for these scholarships.
  2. Graduate Teaching Assistantships - These are available through the ME Department and are assigned to many undergraduate courses. To apply for one of these assistantships, first determine the undergraduate ME courses in which you would be qualified to serve as a GTA, then contact the professors who teach those courses to see if there are any positions available.
  3. Graduate Research Assistantships - These are also available through the ME Department, and are funded by the research grants and contracts of individual faculty members. To apply for one of these assistantships, first identify the research areas of interest to you, then determine which professors are working in those areas, then contact the professors to find out if there are any positions available. GRAs are expected to do either a M.S. thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation as part of their GRA assignment.
  4. Hourly Grader Positions -These are available through the ME Department and are assigned to many undergraduate courses. To apply for one of these positions, first determine the undergraduate ME courses in which you would be qualified to serve as a grader, then contact the professors who teach those courses to see if there are any positions available.
  5. Graduate Tuition Scholarships (not available for the 2016-2017 year)
  6. Graduate School Funding Options

Students should be aware of the fact that the chances of getting any financial assistance before establishing an academic track record and personally interacting with faculty at WSU are generally small. Should you have any further questions about financial assistance, please contact Professor Emmanuel Ayorinde or Ellen Cope.