Scholarships/ Financial Aid

Scholarships in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Scholarship Name Deadline* Tuition Award Amount Nomination Eligibility Criteria Decision
George and Nancy Galster Endowed Scholarship Award 1-Jun $1,500 Self MUP student who has completed two semesters in the program Academic performance, resume with demonstrated community/professional engagement, and/or student leadership Scholarship committee vote
David H. Shepherd Endowed Scholarship Award 1-Jun $750 Self Any MUP or US student  Academic performance, resume, personal statement explaining how the student expects to contribute to revitalization in the community using their degree and how scholarship will help them. Chair recommends, family selects
Sue Marx Smock Endowed Scholarship Award 1-Jun $2,000 Essay advisor Third year MUP student with approved essay proposal and significant progress toward degree completion Letter of recommendation from essay advisor Scholarship committee vote
SEED Wayne Fellowship in Community Food Systems Planning  1-Jun $2,500 stipend subject to availability of funds (2016 awards made) Self Graduate student standing, SEED Wayne Fellowship acceptance, completion of UP 5430 with a B+ or better. Fellowship requirements are here: clas.wayne.edu/DUSP/Community-Food-Systems-Planning-Fellowship Approved internship proposal with community client (and enrollment in UP 7810).  SEED Wayne director, Kami Pothukuchi
Alma H. Young Endowed Scholarship (2017 onward) 1-Jun $1000 every other year starting 2017 Faculty member US major Academic performance, personal statement on how student does or will work toward social justice goals.  Scholarship committee vote
Urban Land Institute Detroit District Council Endowed Scholarship (2017 onward) 1-Jun $750 starting 2017 Self Any MUP or US student with minimum 3.0 GPA Academic performance, personal statement on how the MUP degree will help them improve city organization and quality of life. Scholarship committee vote, reviewed by ULI
             
             
  *2016 Deadlines will be July 20, then May 15 thereafter.    
  Our internal decision deadlines will be August 10, 2016, and June 1 thereafter.    

 

Graduate School Scholarships

Graduate School Professional Scholarship
•    Deadline usually sometime in February—browse website early and often!

Graduate School Master’s Scholarships

•    AGRADE, Retention, Completion scholarships
•    Deadlines sometime April-June
 

General information: Graduate School Funding

Scholarships in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This list has been culled from a larger list of CLAS scholarships to identify those for which MUP and BA in Urban Studies students would be eligible.

Click here more information and deadlines (usually January).
 

Undergraduate ONLY

  • CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN CHEEKS KILPATRICK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is limited to full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients may use this award for tuition and other educational expenses.
  • CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS, JR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is limited to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants must be from Wayne County, with preference given to Detroit residents. This award is limited to students in good academic standing, and available for tuition and other educational expenses.
  • ANDREW J AND PATRICIA J MIKUS ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students should be undergraduates with a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Recipients will be selected on basis of scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
  • AKHILA AND C.R. RAJAMANI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is limited to full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and preference will be given to students who participate in the Wayne State work study program on campus. Recipients may use this award for tuition and other educational expenses.
  • RAE LEE SIPORIN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is limited to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants must be first generation college students who are graduates of one of the following high schools: Cass Technical, Detroit School of the Arts, Crockett High School or Renaissance High School. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Awards may be used for tuition and other educational expenses. This award was designed to provide $1,200 award for two years (if recipient reapplies and continues to meet all the criteria).
  • JERALD K. TRANZOW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is limited to part-time undergraduate students of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (minimum 2.0 GPA).
  • ROUMELL FAMILY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP IN RESEARCH, INTERNSHIP, SERVICE, ENGAGEMENT of varying amounts, is limited to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Recipients are selected by the CLAS Dean's Office based on a presentation of the student's work. This scholarship was created to provide support and recognition to students participating in undergraduate research, service learning or other experiential learning activities. To apply for this scholarship, visit the Application for Roumell Family Annual Scholarship in Research, Service and Engagement.

 

Undergraduate or Graduate

  • LEN CARGAN ENDOWED FUND FOR RETURNING STUDENTS was created to encourage the continued progress of non-traditional students either starting or returning to study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences after stopping out for extended periods of time. Awards of no less than $1,000 for tuition and other educational expenses will be selected based on financial need, with preference given to those who are not eligible for other grants/scholarships. Recipients are eligible for repeat awards.
  • DOROTHY C DOLAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was created to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is open to all full and part-time, undergraduate and graduate students with a major declared in one of the College’s departments. Students must be in good academic standing. Recipients may use this award for tuition and other educational expenses.

 

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