Wayne State scholarship aids needy almost-grads

Published On: Mar 31 2013 05:25:31 PM EDT

A $100,000 gift to Wayne State University seeks to help students who need a little extra money to finish work on their degrees.

The Detroit school says the pledge comes from the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation.

Wayne State says the money will go to create the Finish Line Annual Scholarship.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Harte says the scholarship "is designed to encourage undergraduate students who are near graduation but require additional support to complete their degree."

   Recipients will get up to $5,000 for the 2013-14 academic year.

 Requirements include having at least 110 credits, holding a 2.5 or better grade average, coming from Detroit, attending classes full time, needing financial aid and having temporarily stopped taking classes during one of the past four semesters.


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