Scholarships for business students

The scholarships and awards listed below give preference to students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Ilitch School scholarships are listed first, followed by those targeted for students in specific disciplines. While the Ilitch School is directly involved in selecting the recipients of certain scholarship awards, it is also asked to nominate student candidates for certain other scholarship awards other than those listed below.

The scholarship application for 2018-19 closed on Sept. 29, 2017.

Adcraft Club of Detroit Foundation Scholarship (non-monetary award)
Award open to a stu­dent majoring in marketing.

Herbert G. and Delores A. Amthor Annual Scholarship in Accounting
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued prog­ress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their educa­tion in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Gary and Kathryn Armstrong Endowed Scholarship Fund
In deep apprecia­tion for the educational opportunities afforded to them by WSU, Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong established these scholarships to help others real­ize those same opportunities, to recognize scholastic achievement and encourage continued progress with their education.

Richard H. Austin Excellence in Accounting Endowed Scholarship
Award of variable amount established to recognize potential abilities and academic achievements of accounting students.

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Annual Scholarship
This scholarship fund is established to support students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who have displayed interest and involvement in gaining direct experience in business and are seeking to complete credits in directed study or internships to fulfill their degree.

Maxine Baughman Endowed Scholarship
Created to honor the memory of Maxine Baughman, who believed education is a way to heal conflicts and build support for people to help people. This scholarship fund was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Beta Alpha Psi Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize the academic achievement of accounting majors.

Stanton P. Bocknek Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded for the first time in 1988, these awards are designated for students demon­strating high academic achievement in accounting.

Lawrence and Charlynne Braun Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize students who have displayed excellence in leadership, character, and scholastic achievement.

Theodore Buckwick Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize students majoring in management who are working to finance their own education.

Budco Endowed Scholarship/Internship Program for Marketing and Management Students
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students majoring in marketing or management in financing their education at WSU.

Rebecca Joy Butler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholar­ship was established by Timothy Butler, associate professor of sup­ply chain management, and his wife Beverly, to honor the memory of their daughter, Becky. This scholarship seeks to provide a student who has the same zest for life, love for others and potential for lead­ership as their daughter, with assistance in financing their business education.

Rebecca Joy Butler Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Rebecca Joy "Becky" Butler for a student in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who has the same zest for life, love for others and potential for leadership as Becky, with assistance in financing expenses related to study abroad programs at Wayne State University.

Helen M. Butts Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education. 

Compass Group Ltd. Paul and Barbara Czamanske Scholarship
Recognizes academic achievement and outstanding contributions of leadership – particularly to student organizations – in undergraduate and graduate students. 

Connelly Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage con­tinued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship
Recognizes the academic achievement of Delta Sigma Pi Brothers.

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key (non-monetary award)
Awarded to the academically high­est-ranked student in the graduating class of the School.

Jack Demmer Ford, Inc., Endowed Scholarship in Business
Estab­lished to recognize students of high scholastic achievement and strong leadership qualities who reside in the tri-county (metropolitan Detroit) area.

Daniel A. Denno Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage con­tinued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Department of Accounting Annual Scholarship
Through the generosity of the alumni and friends of the accounting program, scholarships are awarded to encourage and assist accounting students who demonstrate high academic achievement in continuing their accounting studies.

Charles E. Dover Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration
Recognizes excellence in scholastic achievement, leadership and character among full-time undergraduate business students.

DTE Energy Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage con­tinued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Larry A. Edwards and Anne Edwards Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage con­tinued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Marie Farrell-Donaldson Endowed Scholarship in Accounting
Rec­ognizes accounting majors with high academic achievement and financial need.

Sidney and Jewel Fields Scholarship in Accounting
Created by the Morris and Emma Schaver Foundation, this award was established in 1988 to honor the forty-two years of service and friendship that Sidney and Jewel Fields have given to the Schaver family. Award of $2000 open to accounting majors.

Financial Executives International Award
Awarded by the Detroit chapter of the Financial Executives International to recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with a degree emphasis in accounting or finance.

Sam and Leonard Fink Memorial Scholarship
Award of vari­able amount open to business administration students demonstrating high academic achievement.

Ford Motor Company Scholarship
Established by Ford Motor Company to support high-achieving students.

Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Intern Corps (BOIC) Scholarship Program
The Ford Motor Company Fund and the School of Busi­ness Administration have partnered to create the Blue Oval Intern Corps program (BOIC). Launched in January of 2011, it provides internships and scholarships to eligible full-time graduate or under­graduate business students, and recognizes scholastic achievement while encouraging service to the community.

Irving H. Frank Memorial Endowed Award
Established to encourage a student interested in the retail field.

General Motors Global Supply Chain Management Annual Scholar­ship
Established to recognize the academic achievement of and encourage the continued progress of business students in Global Supply Chain Management.

General Motors Foundation Scholarship
Designed to promote scho­lastic achievement by providing academic scholarships based on achievement and community services criteria, and designated for full-time undergraduate students.

Raymond M. Genick Endowed Scholarship in Small Business Man­agement/Entrepreneurship
Awarded to an undergraduate or gradu­ate student majoring or concentrating in small business management/entrepreneurship who exhibits excellence in scholastic and leadership efforts.

Mary K. and Paul A. Glantz Family Endowed Scholarship
Recognizes full-time undergraduate students majoring in accounting.

Charles and Katherine Hagler Endowed Scholarship in Public Rela­tions
Established in 1989 in memory of Charles and Katherine Hagler, this is an award of variable amount for recognition of an out­standing advertising/public relations student.

Jack A. Hamm and Bessie I. Hamm Endowed Scholarship
Estab­lished to assist students in financial need.

Denise D. Hammond Scholarship
Ms. Hammond received both her B.S. in Medical Technology and her M.B.A. from Wayne State Univer­sity. Having devoted a significant part of her life to public service, it is her wish to encourage others to pursue careers in the public sector. This scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achieve­ment, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

David Handleman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate business students.

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Annual Scholarship
Lisa Higgins-Hussman established this scholarship because of her passion for helping others. This scholarship fund recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

T. Norris and Vivilore Hitchman Endowed Scholarship Fund
Estab­lished to recognize scholastic achievement of students majoring in business disciplines.

William L. Hurles and Lori Hurles Annual Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achieve­ment, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students enrolled in the global supply chain management program in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

George R. Husband Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to accounting majors demonstrating high academic achievement, maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Maxwell Jospey attended Wayne State University before starting his illustrious career in the steel industry. This scholarship fund is established by the Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation to recognize scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Austin and Harriet Kanter Endowed Scholarship
Designated to rec­ognize a student majoring in marketing who displays outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Mildred and Charles Kaye Endowed Scholarship Fund for Account­ing Students
Recognizes outstanding undergraduate students majoring in accounting.

Wilfred Kean Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1989 in memory of alumnus Wilfred Kean. Designated primarily for a student enrolled in evening classes in the School.

Harry Kourelis Memorial Annual Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achieve­ment, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Jack Kuzminski Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established to rec­ognize scholastic achievement of students majoring in finance.

Lear Corporation Annual Scholarship
Funded through the generosity of Lear Corporation to recognize deserving students.

Lear Corporation Climbing the Ladder Annual Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established to support junior and senior level accounting majors enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who are active in community service and extracurricular activities.

E. David MacDonald Endowed Scholarship
Mr. MacDonald estab­lished this scholarship as a means of expressing his thanks to Wayne State University, and also in the hopes that his gift to the uni­versity will make a difference in a student's life. This scholarship rec­ognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and seeks to provide assistance to students in financing their educa­tion in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Dr. Ferdinand Mauser Endowed Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of a scholar, author, and internationalist who devoted more than two decades to teaching and writing at the Mike Ilitch School of Busi­ness.

Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of Dr. Ferdinand F. Mauser, Wayne State University Professor of Mar­keting Emeritus and Chair. This scholarship recognizes full-time busi­ness students who are personally, professionally and/or academi­cally involved in environmentally sustained activities.

Beverly Dipple McAninch Annual Scholarship
Beverly Dipple McAninch was the second woman to receive an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. Her family established the scholarship to assist full-time or part-time graduate students in their pursuit of an M.B.A.

James D. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
Established to continue the spirit and professional achievements of James D. McCarthy, CPA, J.D., LLM and alum.

Meritor, Inc. Endowed Scholarship and Annual Scholarship
Meritor, Inc. is a longtime provider of human and financial resources to local, private and public institutions that share their commitment to improving the quality of life through education, arts and cultural programs, civic responsibility, and health and human services. This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides assistance to students in financing their educa­tion in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education.

Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship for Emerging Leaders
Established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students majoring in business in financing their education at Wayne State University.

Mike Ilitch School of Business Faculty and Staff Annual Scholar­ship
Established by the business school's faculty to recognize aca­demic achievement and encourage continued progress.

Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarship
Established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students majoring in business in financing their education at Wayne State University.

Motor City Endowed Scholarship
Created with an anonymous gift to the Mike Ilitch School of Business, this scholarship was estab­lished to provide assistance to students in financing their business education.

Bruce E. Mullican Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1984 in memory of M.B.A. alumnus Bruce E. Mullican. Award of vari­able amount, designated for students with demonstrated interest and involvement in small business management.

Robert H. Naftaly Endowed Scholarship
Created to recognize Mr. Naftaly's service on the Wayne State Board of Governors as well as to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, this scholarship honors stu­dents interested or involved in careers in health care administration and who display excellence in both scholarship and leadership.

Marie L. Nash Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Recognizes scholastic achievement of graduate students in the Mike Ilitch School of Busi­ness.

Randy Paschke Scholarship in Accounting
Established in honor of Randy Paschke, former managing partner of Arthur Andersen LLP, who has gone on to serve in various capacities at the Mike Ilitch School of Business. This scholarship supports students who are in their fifth year of college, pursuing their educational requirements to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Plante & Moran, PLLC Corporate Annual Scholarship
Funded through the generosity of Plante & Moran, PLLC, to recognize an out­standing accounting student.

Byron Oliver Pond III Annual Honors Scholarship
Established by Byron and Margaret Pond, in memory of loving son, Byron Oliver Pond, III, to recognize academic achievement.

Margaret J. Pond Endowed Scholarship for M.B.A. Students
Established by Byron Pond in memory of his wife, Margaret Pond.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Scholarship
Established to recognize academic achievement of accounting students.

Ripple Family Annual Scholarship
Established to recognize scholas­tic achievement and provide assistance to students pursuing their education in business.

Bruce and Rosalie Rosen Annual Scholarship
Established to recog­nize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Bruce H. and Rosalie Rosen Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize a full-time undergraduate majoring in management who exhibits excellence in academics, leadership, and character.

Robert L. Ryan Endowed Scholarship
Established to recog­nize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Charles and Sandra Schultz Endowed Scholarship
Created to rec­ognize the academic achievement and encourage the continued progress of business students.

William Schumer Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a business student who is also an intern assisting on the Michigan Isreal Business Bridge Project in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Alex and Zenia Serafyn Endowed Scholarship
Established to recog­nize talent and scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students pursuing degrees in business at Wayne State University.

Serta Restokraft/Eugene and Mignon Kraft Family Endowed Schol­arship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement and contin­ued progress of Detroit residents who intend to pursue a business or entrepreneurial career in the city of Detroit.

Matthew J. and Mona M. Simoncini Endowed Scholarship
Established to recog­nize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Sledz Family Scholarship
Established to recognize talent and scho­lastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students pursuing degrees in business at Wayne State University.

George M. and Mabel H. Slocum Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Award of variable amount open to marketing students of high aca­demic achievement specializing in advertising/public relations.

David A. Stulberg Endowed Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate business students.

Brian A. Sturtz Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established to recognize scholastic achievement of business students

Team Al Long Endowed Scholarship in Business
Established to rec­ognize scholastic achievement and leadership efforts and to encour­age continued progress for students who are graduates of Denby, Osborn, and Finney High Schools in Detroit.

Rajan and Susan Telang Endowed Scholarship
Established to recog­nize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Triangle Annual Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to an honor student in financing their education at Wayne State University.

UHY Advisors, MI Annual Scholarship
Established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to accounting students in financing their business education.

William H. Volz Endowed Scholarship
Created to reward scholastic achievement and encourage continued progress for students inter­ested in pursuing a law degree or a combined J.D./M.B.A. degree.

James L. and Marguerite Way Endowed Scholarship
Established to recog­nize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Louise C. Wissman Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This award rec­ognizes Detroit residents of high academic achievement who are dedicated to continued progress at Wayne State University.