Scholarships for business students

The scholarships and awards listed below give preference to students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 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.

John and Ethel Anthony Endowed Scholarship

Established to encourage perseverance and scholastic progress and to provide assistance to students in financing their undergraduate business education.

Suzanne M. Antonelli Scholarship in Finance

The Suzanne Antonelli Scholarship in finance provides scholarship funds for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a finance degree and in good academic standing, with preference to members of the Wayne Women in Business student organization.

Gary and Kathryn Armstrong Endowed Scholarship

In deep appreciation for the educational opportunities WSU afforded them, Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong established this scholarship to help others realize those same opportunities, recognize scholastic achievement and encourage continued progress with their education. 

Richard H. Austin Fund for Accounting Excellence Scholarship

Established as a tribute to the outstanding career of Richard H. Austin and to recognize the academic achievements and career potential of accounting students. Austin was the first African American Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan. He was elected Michigan's 39th Secretary of State in 1970 and served for a record 24 years.

Richard H. Austin and Ida Austin Endowed Scholarship

Established after Michigan's Proposal 2 was enacted, this scholarship fund provides assistance to Detroit students from underserved populations in financing their education in accounting at the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Richard H. Austin was the first African American Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan. He was elected Michigan's 39th Secretary of State in 1970 and served for a record 24 years.

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 others. 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.

BDO Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Funded through the generosity of BDO Detroit to recognize an outstanding accounting student. BDO USA, LLP is the United States member firm of BDO International, a global accounting network, headquartered in Chicago, employing 11,000+ employees at 80+ locations in the United States. 

Beta Alpha Psi Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize the academic achievements of accounting majors.

Bialkowski Family Scholarship 

The Bialkowski Family Scholarship was established by William J. Bialkowski, MBA '75 in memory of his parents, John and Sophia Bialkowski, to support graduate-level students with an interest in financial accounting or information systems management.

Stanton P. Bocknek Memorial Scholarship

Since 1988, this scholarship has been awarded to accounting students who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Sannyu M. Bogan-Allen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Sannyu M. Bogan-Allen Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Bogan-Allen family to preserve and honor Sannyu's memory. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to full and part-time graduate and undergraduate students who are active members of the Wayne Black Business Student Association who are in good academic standing. 

Marianne Brandt Endowed Scholarship

Marianne Brandt, who was an employee of Wayne State University for more than 20 years before forming her own company, established this scholarship to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Lawrence and Charlynne Braun Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize students who have displayed excellence in leadership, character and scholastic achievement. 

Lily and David Broner Scholarship

Established to recognize Wayne County high school graduates and/or heads of single-caregiver households, Lily and David Broner created this scholarship for students enrolled full or part-time pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in the Mike Ilitch School of Business in good academic standing.

Lawrence and Marcia Brown Annual 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. 

Theodore Buckwick Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

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 Wayne State University.

Robert Cook Bushnell Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of longtime Wayne State finance and business economics professor Robert Bushnell by his wife, Nan, to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Rebecca Joy Butler Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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 his or her 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 by Jim Best '79 and his extended family in memory of his mother Helen M. Butts '40 to recognize scholastic achievement and outstanding contribution to leadership and provide assistance to students in financing their education. 

Don R. Castleman Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

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

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

Nancy Christensen Cox Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education. 

Douglas and Joan C. Deas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Donald W. Jackson, a former retailing executive, to honor his dear friends Donald and Joan C. Deas.

Delta Sigma Pi - Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education. 

Jack Demmer Ford Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize students of high scholastic achievement and strong leadership qualities who reside in the tri-county area. 

Department of Accounting Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to high achieving, full-time undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting in the Mike Ilitch School of Business with financial need. 

Charles E. Dover Endowed Scholarship

Recognizes excellence in scholastic achievement, leadership and character among full-time undergraduate business students. 

DTE Energy Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The DTE Energy Foundation Endowed Scholarship 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 at Wayne State University. 

Larry A. and Anne Edwards Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to undergraduate students from a Detroit high school financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Marie Farrell-Donaldson Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize academic achievement and encourage continued progress for students pursuing accounting as a major who have graduated from the Detroit Public Schools. 

Sidney and Jewel Fields Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to accounting majors in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

Sam and Leonard Fink Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to business students demonstrating high academic achievement.

Lyndon B. Ford Endowed Scholarship

Established to honor the legacy of Lyndon B. Ford '84 and to pay forward his core principles of continued learning and service to the community; to inspire the next generation to be selfless as leaders and fearless in reaching their goals.

Ford Motor Company Scholarship

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

Irving H. Frank Memorial Award

Established to encourage a student interested in the business field. 

Raymond Genick Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in small business management/entrepreneurship who exhibits excellence in scholastic and leadership efforts.  

Mary K. and Paul A. Glantz Family Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement and leadership, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students so that they may participate more fully in scholastic and extracurricular activities at WSU and in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Gummer-Angelocci Annual Scholarship

Established by Cindy Angelocci Gummer and Charles "Chuck" Gummer (M.B.A. '73) to provide assistance to graduate or undergraduate students who mirror Chuck's career path as employees or dependents of the Trenton Fire Department or Comerica Bank.

Mark W. and Deborah L. Habel Endowed Scholarship for Accounting and Information Systems Management

Established to recognize students pursuing dual major degrees in accounting and information systems management, Mark and Deborah wish to help students succeed professionally and academically in a rapidly changing profession.

Charles and Katherine Hagler Endowed Scholarship in Public Relations

Established in 1989 in memory of Charles and Katherine Hagler to recognize outstanding students in advertising. 

Jack A. and Bessie I. Hamm Endowed Scholarship

Established to assist men and women who would otherwise be unable to attend the university due to the lack of necessary funds. 

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, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

David Handleman Endowed Scholarship

Established to provide financial support to undergraduate business students at Wayne State University.  

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Annual Scholarship

Lisa Higgins-Hussman established this scholarship because of her passion for helping others. The 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

Awarded to incoming freshman and continuing business students. This scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and enhance students' educational experience, as well as provide assistance in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Walter N. & Kathleen A. Humann Family Endowed Scholarship

Established by Walter Humann '85 and his wife Kathleen, to support students early in their academic career at the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

George R. Husband Scholarship

Established in the memory of George Husband, who chaired the Department of Accounting from 1948 to 1958, this scholarship is presented to accounting majors who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Janicak Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Janicak Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence provides scholarship funds to students at the Ilitch School of Business who have demonstrated exceptional promise.

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 was established by the Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Austin and Harriet Kanter Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize students majoring in marketing who display outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Drs. Debra Karling and Richard Isaacs '88 Endowed Scholarship in the School of Medicine

The Drs. Debra Karling and Richard Isaacs '88 Endowed Scholarship in the School of Medicine provides scholarship funds to full-time students enrolled in the School of Medicine who are in good academic standing, and who do not demonstrate financial need. Ilitch School students in the dual enroll M.D./M.B.A. are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Mildred and Charles Kaye Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize outstanding undergraduate students majoring in accounting. This scholarship endeavors to encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education.

Wilfred Kean Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of alumnus Wilfred Kean, this scholarship is designated for full-time and part-time scholars in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.  

Kolasa Foundation Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to full and part-time graduate students enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who demonstrate proven leadership skills at work or in a volunteer capacity.  

Carl M. and Sandra A. Krampert Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of the Kramperts to support juniors and seniors in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who demonstrate financial need and work at least 20 hours per week while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

Jack Kuzminski Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of a highly esteemed Mike Ilitch School of Business faculty member and brother of Delta Sigma Pi, this award is designed to honor scholastic achievement. 

Allan H. Leech and Kathryn J. Fitzpatrick Endowed Scholarship

Established by Kathryn J. Fitzpatrick in memory of her late husband, Allan H. Leech, to help students achieve greater opportunity through education. Mr. Leech was the former president of Masco Corporation and a first-generation college student from the United Kingdom.

Brian M. and Irena S. Lukasik Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Established to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate accounting students with outstanding scholastic achievement and financial need. 

E. David MacDonald Endowed Scholarship

Mr. MacDonald established this scholarship as a means of expressing his thanks to Wayne State University and also in 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 provides assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Ben and Sylvia Manlove Endowed Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to full and part-time graduate or undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are preferably members of the Wayne Black Business Students Association.

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, professor of marketing emeritus and chair. This scholarship recognizes full-time business students who are personally, professionally and/or academically involved in environmentally sustainable activities. 

Meritor Inc. Annual Scholarship

Meritor Inc. is a long-time provider of human and financial resources to local, private and public institutions that share their commitment to improving quality of life through education, arts and cultural programs, civic responsibility, and health and human services. 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. 

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, encourage continued progress and 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 Mike Ilitch School of Business faculty and staff to recognize academic achievement and encourage continued progress.   

Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarship

Established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to business students 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 Scholarship

The Bruce E. Mullican Scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of M.B.A. alumnus Bruce E. Mullican. This scholarship honors students who have displayed interest and involvement in small business management at Wayne State University.

Robert H. Naftaly Endowed Scholarship

Created to recognize Mr. Naftaly's service on the WSU Board of Governors and to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, this scholarship honors students interested or involved in careers in health care who display excellence in scholarship and leadership. 

Marie L. Nash Memorial Scholarship 

Recognizes scholastic achievement of graduate students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Newman Family Endowed Scholarship

Established to assist business students, preferably residing in Detroit, in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

Randy Paschke Endowed 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 and pursuing the educational requirements to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

Professor Sheri J. Perelli and Professor Toni M. Somers Endowed Scholarship in Management

This scholarship is to provide full and part-time Ilitch School graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in management awards for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, who demonstrate financial need, and are members of Wayne Women in Business are given preference.

Joseph L. Petrella Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Established to provide scholarships to full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in accounting who exemplify academic excellence.

Byron Oliver Pond III Annual Scholarship  

Established by Byron and Margaret Pond in memory of their 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.  

Bruce and Rosalie Rosen Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize a full-time undergraduate student majoring in management who exemplifies excellence in academics, leadership and character, and is a resident of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb county.

RSM US Scholarship

Funded through the generosity of RSM US to recognize an outstanding accounting student. RSM US LLP is the fifth largest accounting firm in the United States, employing more than 11,000 people across 86 cities nationwide and in Canada.

Robert L. Ryan Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students who have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. 

Charles and Sandra Schultz Endowed Scholarship

Created to recognize academic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

William Schumer Annual Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to full or part-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who are in good academic standing and preferably are active members of the WSU Jewish Student Organization.

Alex and Zenia Serafyn Endowed Scholarship

The Alex and Zenia Serafyn Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to business students in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

Serta Restokraft/Eugene and Mignon Kraft Family Endowed Scholarship

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

Slocum Foundation Scholarship 

Awarded to full-time marketing students of high academic achievement specializing in advertising/public relations.

Shawn L. M. Snell Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to full and part-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a finance degree in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who are in good academic standing.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Stepien 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.

David A. Stulberg Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide financial assistance to undergraduate business students.

Brian A. Sturtz Annual Scholarship Fund

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to business students in financing their education.

Ram and Lakshmi Sundaram Foundation Annual Scholarship

The Sundaram Scholarship supports full and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business pursuing a business major and who are graduates of a City of Detroit high school with a preference for those majoring in accounting.

Tanghe Family Endowed Scholarship

The Tanghe Family scholarship was established by Rick Tanghe, MBA '69 and Irene Tanghe to support full-time undergraduate students in the Ilitch School accounting program. Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of a Catholic high school in Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties.

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 high schools.in the greater Detroit metropolitan area. 

Rajan and Susan Telang 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. 

Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Endowed Scholarship

The Thomas T. ('60) and Elizabeth C. Tierney Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to business students in financing their education at Wayne State University.

Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Endowed Scholarship for Veterans

Established to provide scholarships to full and part-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business who are in good academic standing, who demonstrate financial need and are U.S. military service members (active duty or veterans with an honorable discharge) or are the dependents or spouses of such military service members.

UHY Advisors – Michigan Annual Scholarship

Established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and 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 business students interested in pursuing a law degree or a J.D./M.B.A. degree.

James L. and Margueritte A. Way 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.

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.

Thomas A. Zatina Endowed Scholarship

Established by the International Foodservice Distributors Association in recognition of Thomas Zatina's service as chairman, this award recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.