Scholarships and financial aid

The annual Wayne State University Scholarship Application period runs from Oct. 1 through 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.

Graduate scholarships

Departmental scholarships

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice gives out a small number of additional scholarships to incoming graduate students. For more information, contact Charles Klahm.

Justice Scholars

The Justice Scholars Program is designed to advance leadership in justice-related professions in metro Detroit. By providing leaders with an understanding and appreciation for research, the use of data, and problem-analysis techniques required of today's leaders, the Justice Scholars Program aims to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of the justice system in metro-Detroit and is awarded annually to two students who work with justice-impacted individuals.

Chief Scholars

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has partnered with the Detroit Police Department to offer select DPD police officers the Chief Scholars Program. This program aims to keep DPD officers at the forefront of crime prevention, technology, and theory in criminal justice education.

Graduate School scholarships

The WSU Graduate School also offers funding opportunities to graduate students. These include assistantships, fellowships and scholarships. They also have information about external funding opportunities.

Graduate teaching assistantships

Assistantships are appointments made to graduate students in master's or doctoral programs that offer both a salary and tuition scholarship. GTAs provide approximately 20 hours of instructional service per week over the semester and may assist in teaching and grading undergraduate courses.