Scholarships and financial aid

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 undergraduate 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. Students falling under a special circumstances category prohibiting them from filing a FAFSA are still able to apply for scholarships.

How to apply for scholarships

Returning students are encouraged to apply for 2020-2021 College of Engineering scholarships via a single application on AcademicWorks; based upon your responses, you could be eligible for any of the donor awards

WSU created a single application in a portal called 'AcademicWorks'. The 'Sign-In' button to the application is in the upper right corner of the AcademicWorks information page.   Make sure you also have a completed FAFSA application.

Deadline to submit:  February 28, 2020.  Decisions will be made by May 1, 2020.  Awards will pay out to the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.

  • New partnership with NACME; students selected as WSU College of Engineering NACME recipients also receive NACME benefits related to career resources and conferences.
  • Achieving Engagement and Success for Commuter Students in Engineering (ACCESS) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on recruiting academically talented students with a significant financial need, and who intend to commute to and from campus daily.  

University resources

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 the financial 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. The University also offers WSU Alumni Scholarships and Private Scholarships.


For Graduate Students

M.S. recruiting scholarships are extended during the admissions cycle. Your application to the program is your application to any of these funds. These recruiting scholarships are not awarded every year.

Current students have opportunities to apply for scholarships, assistantships and travel grants either through the College of Engineering, the Graduate School, or external organizations. Email announcements are sent to graduate students about other scholarships as well as posted here to the website.