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 83 named scholarships

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

While the 2021-2022 scholarship application for current undergraduate and graduate business students is now open, we encourage Ilitch School students to wait until after Jan. 1, 2021, to apply. The application will close in early March 2021. Scholarships will be divided equally between the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 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.