WSU scholarship opportunities

  • Dean's Conference Presentation Award - This award is designed to help graduate students offset the cost of presenting research at a virtual conference or scientific meeting. Applications are due by the 1st of every month and will be reviewed by the College's Research Advisory Committee. Up to two students per month can receive this award during the academic year (October- April). Click on the award title for more information and to apply.
  • Graduate School Master's scholarships- The Graduate School offers several scholarship opportunities and awards specifically for master's students. See the link for AGRADE Scholarship, the Graduate School Retention Scholarship, Completion Scholarship, Dean's Merit Scholarship and Workforce Development Scholarship. The Heberlein Teaching Award is also open to master's students who have teaching responsibilities at the university.
  • Graduate Professional Scholarship – The Graduate School annually sponsors the Graduate Professional Scholarship competition for tuition scholarship awards for fall and winter semesters. To be eligible for consideration for the award, applicants must be admitted to a graduate program by May 1. 
  • Hank and Joy Kuchta Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Endowed Ph.D. Scholarship- Established in 2017, the Hank and Joy Kuchta Endowed Scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides assistance to Wayne State University students in financing their doctoral education in chemical engineering and materials science.
  • Heberlein Teaching Award - These awards, established by contributions from the former Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Gary Heberlein, recognize Wayne State graduate students for demonstrating instructional excellence. The awards are designed, in part, to elevate the attention given to teaching as part of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students to serve as college and university faculty. The awards include an honorarium and a citation that will be presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony.
  • Ralph H. Kummler Award for Distinguished Achievement in Graduate Student Research - In memory of the late Dean Emeritus Ralph H. Kummler, the College of Engineering has established the Ralph H. Kummler Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Student Research to recognize distinguished research accomplishments of engineering Ph.D. students. 
  • Scholarships for International Students - from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
  • Three-Minute Thesis Competition and Award (3MT) - Knowing how to present one's work in a concise, engaging, and clear manner is an invaluable skill for networking, job hunting, and fundraising. To help students fine-tune their presentation skills, the College of Engineering will hold a 3MT competition for eligible M.S. and Ph.D. students.
  • Returning student may apply for College of Engineering donor scholarships.  Most of our donors extend financial support to our undergraduate students, but several are available for master's level students.  Read more about the scholarships and process - be aware of the deadlines!  If you are an international student, the Office of Financial Aid has a paper form similar to the domestic FAFSA; completing this form may help your eligiblilty to some scholarships.