• Academic resources
  • Funding


    The annual Wayne State University Scholarship Application period runs from October 1 – March 1.

    Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Award

    The Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Award enhances opportunities for you to participate in research and creative activities under the guidance of faculty. You can submit a proposal for a project sponsored by faculty with whom you will collaborate. UROP funds proposals at a maximum of $3,050 each. Up to $2,300 is available for students. When more than one student is involved, funding will be divided between or among the students as indicated in the project's budget. A project can involve up to three undergraduates working with one faculty mentor.

  • Summer Research Opportunities (SROP)

    For graduate studies.

    University of Michigan

    Offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program at U-M.

    Michigan State University

    The goal of the program is to increase the number of domestic undergraduate students who pursue graduate study and careers in teaching and research at colleges and universities. MSU SROP helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and academic enrichment activities.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Offers a summer research program that provides undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois with an opportunity to explore careers in research. The program at Illinois provides each student with an experience that will help strengthen his or her knowledge, skills, and understanding of graduate school.

    Purdue University

    It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program.

  • Support and crisis resources

    Affirmations (Ferndale) Metro Detroit's Community Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people and their allies

    Adult HIV/STD testing, counseling/mental health, youth HIV/STD testing.

    Alternative for Girls

    Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach.

    First Step, Overcoming Violence Together

    Services: 24-hour helpline 734-722-6800, 888-453-5900, temporary emergency housing, domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs.

    It Gets Better Project: Give Hope to LGBT Youth

    The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. The site has a Resource Center, lists ways of getting involved, has stories in blog and video form.

    National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

    Hotline services include: Crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers; Direct connection to domestic violence resources available in the caller's area provided by a Hotline advocate; Assistance in both English and Spanish with Hotline advocates having access to more than 170 different languages through interpreter services; Assistance through e-mail on the contact page; Informational materials on such topics as domestic violence, sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs, working through the criminal justice system and related issues

    Planned Parenthood of Detroit

    Walk-in services: This health center offers pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counseling, emergency contraception (both over-the-counter and by prescription), depo-provera injections with current prescription, birth control method options counseling (note: a scheduled visit with a clinician is necessary in order to obtain a prescription for birth control), express STD screening, and HIV testing on a walk-in basis during regular business hours. If you need emergency contraception (morning after pill), you can walk in any time the health center is open.

    Ruth Ellis Center

    Second Stories, our Street Outreach Program, and Drop-Center serves youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. The Ruth's House has two residential programs, serving LGBTQ youth in need of safe and supportive living conditions. The transitional living program serves young adults 16 to 21; Young people ages 12 to 17 are served through a semi-independent living program.