Financial aid and scholarships
Scholarships for business students
Did you know the Mike Ilitch School of Business awards more than $500,000 in scholarships exclusively to business students every year? On average, roughly 200 business students receive support from one or more of our 91 named scholarships.
We accept applications for private scholarships once per year and present the awards at our annual scholarship event in August.
View 2023-24 scholarship opportunities here. The scholarship application will close March 1, 2023.
Mike Ilitch School of Business Student Emergency Fund
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who have outstanding or prior term student account balances that are preventing them from registering may apply for this scholarship ($750 maximum amount) through the Ilitch School's Frederick Hessler Student Success Center. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. Recipients may renew this award provided they continue to meet all criteria in this agreement, but renewal of this award is not automatic. Recipients must reapply and be reevaluated in order to receive a renewal of this award. You must submit a current resume as part of the application process.
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.
Wayne State students often qualify for awards from external organizations and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities.
Free scholarship search sites
- Federal Student Aid information on applying for scholarships
- CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
- Scholarship America
- State of Michigan Scholarships & Grants
- U.S. Department of Labor free scholarship search