Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Wayne State University annually administers financial aid funds from federal, state, university and private sources. Some financial aid programs are need-based, other programs are non-need based, and awards are given in recognition of special skills, talents, or academic ability. Financial Aid at Wayne State is awarded in the form of a "package" and generally consists of four types of aid: grants, scholarship, loans, and employment.

Financial assistance may be available to new and continuing students in the School of Information Sciences. Scholarships, graduate student assistantships, work-study opportunities, and Wayne State University student loans are available. Please note that international students are not eligible for financial aid but may be eligible for program scholarships or assistantships.

In addition to the SIS scholarships, students may also apply for scholarships through the Graduate School and library and information science professional associations. SIS students with strong academic records are successful in receiving Graduate Professional Scholarships awarded through the Graduate School. Please visit the Graduate School's Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information.

Graduate Student Assistantships (GSAs) are available through WSU's Library System. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

Please visit the Diversity Scholarships page to see a list of scholarships for students from under-represented backgrounds.

Below are the scholarships available to new and continuing SIS students. Students may apply for these awards between March 15 and April 15 each year for the next academic year. During the application period, a webform application will link will be open below.


The SIS Award Applications