Detroit Today

WSU's First Lady Reaches Out To Help Financially Stressed Students Graduate

Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

Wayne State University is beginning an ambitious capital campaign today. That’s especially important at a major university in a city facing unique financial challenges. Just like Detroit, students at Wayne State sometimes face challenging circumstances on their path to graduation. With that in mind, Wayne State’s First Lady Jacqueline Wilson began The HIGH Program(Helping Individuals Go Higher) which provides direct support to financially stressed students at Wayne State University to assist them in reaching their goal to graduate. Laura Weber Davis spoke with Mrs. Wilson about the program's mission to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges

You have an opportunity to help support The HIGH Program during WDET's Fall Fundraiser! When you become a member of WDET, you can designate a portion of your donation to support a Wayne State student in need in lieu of a thank you gift. Learn more.