Financial aid and scholarships

Scholarships for business students

Did you know the Mike Ilitch School of Business awards roughly $500,000 in scholarships exclusively to business students every year? On average, more than 200 business students receive support from one or more of our 72 named scholarships

We accept applications for private scholarships once per year and present the awards at our annual scholarship event in August. 

The 2020-2021 scholarship application for current undergraduate and graduate business students is now open. The deadline to apply for 2020-2021 scholarship consideration is March 1, 2020. Scholarships will be divided equally between the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.

Other WSU resources

Ilitch School scholarships are offered in addition to the $350 million in need- and merit-based funding offered through Wayne State University's Office of Student Financial Aid and the Graduate School.

External resources

Wayne State students often qualify for awards from external organizations and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities. 

Free scholarship search sites

Scholarship Scams

Be aware of the tactics companies use to convince students to utilize their services.