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The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program helps financially stressed students at Wayne State University reach their goal to graduate. The program provides resources for students-in-need, such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The mission of the program is to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges. 

 

 

 

  • "College is stressful enough without having to worry about having money for food, housing and transportation, the program helps alleviate and manage that stress"Colleen Messimer
  • The High Program Award has enabled my continuation in the MSW program at Wayne State by investing in my ability to achieve success...WSU Candidate Masters, Social Work '16
  • "Her family was not in a position to help her and she would likely have to drop out of WSU."Dr. Justine Kane
  • "Wayne State University's HIGH Program is a life saver in more ways than one!"Timothy Thomason '15
  • "There will always be life struggles and obstacles but the High program is one that you can count on."WSU Senior '14
  • "College is something that should be available to people who want it, and therefore any help (whether financially or other means) is of the utmost importance if they ever find themselves in circumstances that require it."Aaron Taylor
  • "The HIGH program gathered funds for me that helped me get much needed text books for my program and monies to purchase personal hygiene items. The HIGH program is a life saver and I am glad that they have such a program to assist those who need it."Anonymous Proud Warrior
  • "With their help I was able to stay focused on my school work rather than worry about finding a way to eat."Amanda Dufty
  • "I needed some help. The HIGH Program was there for me"Khari Dickey '14
  • "Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be a part of this program."Rayven McMurray, WSU Student
  • "It is with great certainty that I make these statements because of the generosity of the H.I.G.H Program"WSU Senior '15
  • "I'm so blessed that High Program was able to help me in my time of need"WSU Senior, B.G.
  • "Where would I be now if it weren’t for the HIGH program?"Ramsey Turkmani
  • The HIGH Program has aided me in succeeding this semester!Banen Al-Sheemary, Winter 2014
  • "Without the books that were needed for my courses, I knew it was going to be nearly impossible to get the grades needed."College of Nursing Student, Class of 2020
  • "The WSU HIGH program was definitely a blessing that I really needed."Anonymous, College of Engineering, Class of 2018
  • "I am writing to extend my sincere thanks for providing this outstanding educational opportunity"Taneeka Mack
  • "You should never give up even when it seems that all is lost."F. McNeill
  • Without the HIGH Program, I wouldn't be in a position to complete my bachelor’s degree in social work :)Humbly, Michael Dubose
  • "I cannot thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to graduate!"WSU Senior '14
  • "I am not sure the position I would be in today if they weren't to offer support. It has been a gracious journey at Wayne State and it shows how many people care and want you to succeed."Anonymous, College of Education, Class of May 2017
  • If it was not for their generosity, I probably would have to go back home without a degree.Brittany Hemphill
  • "I am really grateful to the HIGH program and can’t thank you all enough for what you all have done for me!"E’lexis Gay
  • "The High Program has been nothing less than a miracle for me."Brian Keith Tillery
  • Office of Counseling and Psychological ServicesDr. Sara Byczek
  • "It means so much to know that there are people doing what they can to assist me in completing my educational goals."WSU Student, G.B.
  • "With the little money I do make, I have to eat, live, buy books... I believe the HIGH Program actually cares about me and my struggle."Amari McGee
  • "Your investment will not only assist me personally now, it will help countless vulnerable people who I am committed to serve in the future as a professional social worker."Luciana de Oliveira
  • "Thanks to the HIGH program, I can now afford to succeed. I will be able to finish this semester, register for next semester and complete my degree."Anonymous, Class of 2017
  • "The High program gives students like me a chance to achieve their educational goals."Wayne State Senior 2016
  • "I am very thankful for the assistance that I have received from the HIGH Program"WSU Senior '15
  • "This award shows me that no matter what I go through, if I put my mind to it and work hard, my dream of receiving my degree in social work will come true." Tylia Henry, LLBSW
  • "The HIGH Program did for me what I thought no one else could!"Jessica Jackson
  • I am very grateful to Mrs. Jacqueline Wilson and her staff for reaching out to me and helping me to continue my degree...Grateful Student
  • "I am on the brink of graduating because of the contributions of the HIGH Program"Richard Winfrey '14
  • It is because of this award that I can remain on course as a full-time student and graduate this April!Andrea Taube
  • "Receiving this award has helped me reduce my financial burdens and has provided assistance for me as I continue pursuing my education." Vachal Moore Jr.- Communications Major Class of 2018
  • The program pursued every option possible to give me a place to lay my head at night...Austin Peterson
  • "The chance to graduate was almost out of my control and if was not for this program I would have been stuck in a financial standstill with my degree on hold."Senior, Class of 2016