Be part of the Wayne State community's response to COVID-19.
With the effects of COVID-19 still unfolding every day, we are taking proactive steps to protect our Wayne State community, as it has already drastically disrupted life on campus. In particular, many students find themselves struggling to cover unexpected costs related to getting home, food, housing, access to technology, and other unbudgeted circumstances.
Today, university programs and services that support students in need are more important than ever. Several funding opportunities below serve undergrad and graduate students campus-wide, as well as those enrolled in a specific college or school.
The impact of COVID-19 is significant and immediate. The gift you make now will assist our Wayne State students to overcome difficult setbacks. Together, we can help them get through this and stay on track for academic success. Thank you!
- The Student Emergency Fund is a resource created to help currently enrolled Wayne State students who are in need of financial assistance during a time of hardship or unexpected emergency, like transportation, food, utilities, medications, or personal tragedy. Students can be considered even if they have received aid previously.
- The HIGH Program helps homeless, precariously housed and financially challenged Wayne State students make it to graduation. The program provides resources for students-in-need, such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance.
- The W Food Pantry provides currently enrolled Wayne State Warriors in need of food assistance with supplemental food and resources to enhance student success. Additional items such as toiletries and feminine hygiene items are also available.
- Student Aid- International Programs supports our international students facing new travel and housing challenges because of the COVID-19 crisis and provide financial assistance to students who were studying abroad and had to return to the United States unexpectedly.
The Office of Student Financial Aid also helps administer a number of existing school and college funds to support currently enrolled students who experience financial hardship at any point in the academic year.
College of Education Scholarship Fund
College of Engineering Helios Fund
College of Nursing Skelly Emergency Fund
Irvin D. Reid Honors College Scholarship Fund
Law School Student Emergency Needs Fund
Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarship Fund
Pharmacy & Health Sciences Student Emergency Fund
School of Medicine MD Student Emergency Fund
School of Social Work Student Emergency Scholarships
For up-to-date information on the university's response to the pandemic, follow wayne.edu/coronavirus.
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here.