Scholarships and financial aid

The annual Wayne State University Scholarship Application period runs from October 1 – March 1. Applicants will be considered for the scholarships listed below, as well as the scholarships available throughout the university, by using just one application.

Learn more about graduate funding.

Undergraduate scholarships

Recipients are selected by the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Select a specific scholarship for more information or contact Erin Bachert.

Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

This fund is established for full-time undergraduate students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. Selection is based on scholastic achievement with special emphasis on performance in chemistry courses.

James C. French Endowed Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarship

This award is open to any undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled for at least eight credits. Selection is based primarily on scholastic achievement and secondarily on basis of financial need. Award is to be used for educational expenses, including tuition, books, fees.

Jane and Frank Warchol Foundation Annual Scholarship in Chemistry

This fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to full or part-time graduate or undergraduate students majoring in chemistry. Preference to U.S citizens.

George H. Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time students in the chemistry department or accepted for study in the chemistry department. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Mary G. Wood Endowed Scholarship

This fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. To be eligible, applicants must be full or part-time gradaute or undergraduate students majoring in chemistry with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Ralph E. and Helen G. Carter Endowed Scholarship

The Ralph E. and Helen G. Carter Endowed Scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Uzoma Azuh Endowed Memorial Research Scholarship in Chemistry

This fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Department of Chemistry.


Graduate funding

The chemistry department provides 12 months of financial support to nearly all students during each year of program tenure through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Included in this support is the payment of up to 10 credits of tuition each semester and full family health and dental insurance. Typical teaching assistants receive stipends (in addition to tuition and health insurance benefits) between $24,500 and $27,500. This generous support allows our students to concentrate on research and full-time study.

During the first year of study, most students are supported with a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) After the first year, financial support is generally provided by a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships, allowing students to concentrate on dissertation research.