Assuring student success in Engineering Technology (ASSET) project

student with backpackThe Wayne State University's Division of Engineering Technology is inviting applications for scholarships as part of its Assuring Student Success in Engineering Technology (ASSET) project. The scholarships, of up to $10,000 per year, are offered to eligible students transferring into any of Engineering Technology's undergraduate programs.

The ASSET project is designed to promote the retention and graduation of high-achieving undergraduate ET students with demonstrated financial need. In addition to the scholarships, this project will implement modern evidence-based active learning techniques to improve students' educational experience, and offer professional and academic support services to strengthen students' engineering identity and commitment to enter the STEM workforce or graduate school upon graduation.


  • Be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. 
  • Have a minimum of 40 transferrable credits towards an ET degree.
  • Be placed into MAT 1800 course or higher at the time of admission

Application documents

  • Most current unofficial transcripts 
  • 1-Page Essay (describing your background, motivation and the potential impacts (financial, social, professional, etc.) of earning a BS degree in an ET program)
  • Recommendation Letters (maximum of two) - Optional  

Application deadline and review process

  • Applications are accepted between January 1 and July 15 for the admission in the following Fall semester. However, application reviews will start on April 1st and priority will be given to those who applied before then.  


Jack BarryRelieving a major source of anxiety, ASSET was a make or break it moment for me to pursue my dream to make a real impact on the world rather than just being another technician working to live.

Jack Barry
ASSET Scholarship Recipient
Fall 2023 cohort

Ukel CarnegieI'm grateful for being selected as an ASSET Scholar, a lifeline for my education, alleviating a significant portion of the financial stress, while providing a supportive environment for us to thrive.

Ukel Carnegie
ASSET Scholarship Recipient
Fall 2023 cohort

Program contacts

Mohsen Ayoobi
Associate Professor, Engineering Technology

Ece Yaprak
Division Chair and Professor, Engineering Technology

Mukasa Ssemakula
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Engineering Technology