February 21, 2019

Warrior Senior Sprint helps students reach the finish line

Senior Sprint

Students nearing graduation now have an additional springboard to help them complete their degree on time through Wayne State’s Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship, which will cover the full cost of tuition and fees during the 2019 spring/summer semester.   

The Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship is available to students who entered WSU as new first-year students in fall 2013 or fall 2014 and who have a clear pathway to graduate by August 2019. Recipients will receive support to ensure they stay on track academically, register for the courses they need, take advantage of career services and, ultimately, graduate.

“The Senior Sprint scholarship will greatly reduce costs and help our students accelerate their path to degree completion,” said Monica Brockmeyer, senior associate provost for student success. “No matter where a student is on their path to graduation, we want them to be fully supported.” 

The university launched an ongoing campaign this fall to contact eligible students, who must complete the 2018-19 FAFSA and submit a completed 2018-19 Warrior Senior Sprint Scholarship form to the Office of Student Financial Aid. From there, academic advisors will work with eligible students to complete an approved plan of work. Priority consideration will be given to students with a GPA greater than 2.5 and who are enrolled full time during fall 2018 and winter 2019. The deadline to meet with an advisor is Friday, March 15. 

The Warrior Senior Sprint is just one of WSU’s many support initiatives designed around the idea of helping students succeed while reducing or eliminating out-of-pocket expenses. The university launched its innovative Warrior Way Back program in May 2018; there are currently 76 students enrolled in the program. WSU also extended its 50 percent tuition discount to active military members currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“We’re always revisiting approaches to make sure we’re best serving our students’ needs,” Brockmeyer said. “We’re excited to see the impact the Senior Sprint scholarship will have and hope to be able to continue the program in future years.”

For more information about the Senior Sprint scholarship or other awards, contact the Office of Financial Student Aid at studentservice@wayne.edu or 313-577-2100.