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Economics Scholarships

Economic degree programs are designed to teach degree candidates how to analyze and interpret economic issue and problems. You'll learn to look at these issues and problems through the lens of economic theory, governmental policy and sociocultural trends. Continue reading to learn more about this major and more about economic scholarships.

Your program will most likely begin with a broad overview of both micro and macroeconomics. As your studies progress you'll take more specific courses that will allow you to apply your broad understanding of economic theory to narrow, real-like issues. The mode of instruction for these courses is most often the traditional lecture format.

Typical core courses encountered in economics degree programs include economic statistics, international trade and finance, the history of economics, poverty and development, industrial organization systems and public policy analysis. Complimenting your core coursework will be a smattering of liberal arts and humanities electives. You'll want to choose your electives wisely for history and social science courses can facilitate the understanding of economics in a wider matrix.

Be certain to carefully examine the economics degree programs you are considering. Some programs emphasize the theoretical while others stress practical analysis of economic systems. Deciding which perspective you want to view economics from will help determine what auxiliary courses you'll need to take. You'll also want to find out what other degree requirements are involved in your program. Internships, Capstone projects and senior thesis projects are often degree requirements.

The career outlook for individuals with a bachelor's degree in economics depends entirely on which direction you choose to go. Some graduates decide to continue their studies at the master's or doctoral level. Here you can specialize in an advanced area of the field such as econometrics or industrial organization. These graduate degrees can lead to careers such as senior research analyst or university professor.

If the bachelor's is your terminal degree you still have plenty of career options. Economics can be the educational pathway for jobs such as business manager, sales manager or economic analyst. You may also find job opportunities in fields such as education, the non-profit sector or public policy.

Explore the links below to continue examining the wide array of economic scholarships.

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarship (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate, or allied fields. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Selection is based on academic excellence. Eligibility  Applicant must be a student majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields.  Applicant must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree.  Applicant must be a Masters Candidate or Doctoral Candidate.  Applicant must be a full or part-time student at a U.S. degree granting college or university.  Applicant must have a strong academic record.  Scholarship award must be used in the same academic year it is awarded.  Eligible recipients may receive only one (1) AIET Scholarship per year. Required  Completed application.  Two-hundred (200) word personal statement discussing academic achievements, financial need, career aspirations, involvement in real estate field, and any qualifications considered relevant by the applicant.  Current Resume (Preference given to applicants with an appraisal internship).  Official copies of all college transcripts.  Two (2) letters of recommendation attesting to applicant’s work ethic, character and pursuit of career in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Appraisal Institute Education Trust.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Purpose: The Harry S Truman Foundation Scholarship Program gives college juniors interested in public service careers the opportunity to refine career goals and plan graduate studies by encouraging applicants to reflect on social issues and needs that they want to address. Programs Funded: Foundation Scholarships award up to $30,000 for graduate studies in the U.S. or abroad in public administration, public policy analysis, law, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education, human resource development, conservation, environmental protection, and other relevant fields. Truman Scholars also participate in substantial summer leadership development programs in Washington, D.C.. Eligibility: Candidates are nominated by their colleges/universities. Nominees must be U.S citizens or nationals who are juniors in the upper quarter of the class, and who are committed to a career in public service. This may include employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. All majors are eligible. Selection Criteria: Screening focuses on the extent and quality of community service and government involvement, demonstrated commitment to careers in public service, academic performance, writing and analytical skills, leadership abilities, and the suitability of the nominee's proposed program of study for a career in public service. Application/Nomination Process: On-campus deadlines are normally in November. Interested students should begin work on their application well in advance, as the application requires several essays, including close analysis of a public policy issue. Pomona may nominate a limited number of students. One Scholar or more is selected from each state, and up to 30 additional Scholars are selected at large.

Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

One $1,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a CSU graduate student at any campus in the area of public policy, American history, economics, archival management, or government in honor of the late Chancellor Emeritus Glenn S. Dumke and his wife Dorothy. Dr. Dumke was Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to 1982. Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in January of each year.

Adore Me Scholarship

The Adore Me Scholarship provides financial assistance, amounting to $1,000.00, to women who are pursuing a degree in business. Recipients will have demonstrated a strong ability to lead in their community and will have already started, or plan to start, their own businesses.

Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation Scholarship

The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc. is pleased to offer our annual scholarship award. The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association, www.sta.org. The Security Traders Association, (STA), founded in 1934, is a professional trade organization that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members who are engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities. With 27 affiliate organizations nationally and internationally and over 5,200 members, STA is the largest organization of its kind in the world.Who Is Eligible for the Foundation ScholarshipsEligible candidates to be considered for the scholarship application should be undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored college or university. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.Requirements for applying for the Foundation ScholarshipsRequirements consist of a completed application form, grade point average transcript, and school and summer addresses and telephone numbers. Also, a 500-word essay entitled “How the securities markets affect our daily lives” is required.The scholarship committee has established the following guidelines for evaluating candidates:1) Grade Point Average2) Essay3) Awards/academic honors received in and out of college4) Extracurricular/school/athletic activities5) Letters of reference (minimum 2)

The Excellence in Predicting the Future Award

Description:The Excellence in Predicting the Future Award is awarded every two months by Troy Studios to encourage students to pursue economics or simply to learn more about the world they live in. Eligibility:To enter the contest, students should sign up for a free account on the cenimar.com website and then use the Cenimar Prediction Market to buy and sell predictions about the future in the same way that they might buy and sell corporate stock on a commercial stock market. The prediction market trading is done using play money that is given to the student for free.

Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics

For over half a century the American Numismatic Society, a museum of coins, money and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the world‘s preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the museum‘s collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Far Eastern coinages, as well as medallic art. The rigorous eight-week course taught by the museum staff, guest lecturers and a visiting scholar introduces students to the methods, theories and history of the discipline. The seminar is meant primarily for those with limited or no numismatic background in order to familiarize students of (art) history, textual studies, and archaeology with a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood. Application Instructions for the Applicant: After you have completed the application choose File then Save As 1. In the Save As dialog box choose a location on your computer where you will be able to retrieve the form at a later time. 2. File name: should be Yourlastname-Yourfirstname.pdf 3. Save as type: should be Adobe PDF Files (*.pdf) 4. Then click the Save button. 5. Attach the completed application to an email with the subject application YourFirstName YourLastName and addressed to seminar@numismatics.org

Naomi L. Satterfield Memorial Scholarship

To qualify for consideration, applicants must be:• A national member of Phi Chi Theta in good standing.• A student who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college in the United States.• A student who will be enrolled in and attending classes during the forthcoming academic year at an approved college or university in the United States, in pursuit of a degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) in the fields of Business and/or Economics.The criteria for selection will be based upon:• Phi Chi Theta achievements and contributions• Scholastic achievement as demonstrated in transcript• Courses enrolled in during the Spring Semester • School and community achievement and activities• Faculty member (required) and either a Phi Chi Theta Fraternity officer, or an employer’s letters of recommendationEssay – Describe how Phi Chi Theta has influenced your business education and training. How will you apply this influence that Phi Chi Theta has had on your development into your future career and professional aspirations?

National City Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Varies, based on needClassifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate SeniorMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Open, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Computer ScienceEligible Schools: Clark Atlanta University, Wilberforce University, Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A & M UniversityEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:National City and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) announced a scholarship program. The ten scholars will be invited to meet National City executives and discuss career opportunities in financial services. It is preferred that the applicants meet eligibility criteria and make satisfactory applicants should also have a financial need. The select institutions for the program are the following: Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Lincoln University (PA) and Wilberforce University.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: National City Bank(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

Global Business Diversity Scholarship

S P Jain School of Global Management provides tuition grants for its tri-city business degrees, both undergraduate and graduate. All students live in 3 cities: Singapore, Dubai and Sydney, Australia, and earn degrees in international business (marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, e-business, family business, etc.). Awards can be for full tuition, depending on qualification, but students must pay their own living expenses, transportation, and other fees. These "diversity" scholarships are designed to attract "international" students, meaning that applicants do NOT come from India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, nor are they of Indian parentage. We are especially interested in attracting students from North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Russia and Central Asia, to strengthen the global nature of our student population. Candidates must: * Have a strong academic record (top 20% of high school or college class) * Have a keen interest in international business * Have excellent English skills (spoken, written, listening), as all classes are in English * Be independent and adventurous, as you will be living in 3 countries * Be of high ethical character * Use scholarship funds to pay for tuition at S P Jain School of Global Management * Hold a high school diploma (if applying for a bachelor's program), and a college/university diploma in any subject (if applying for a masters program) To learn more about various S P Jain's prestigious and unique programs, visit www.spjain.org. To apply for a Global Business Leader Diversity Scholarship, write to becas@spjain.org indicating your (a) nationality and (b) preference for bachelors or masters program. Please note that there is NO FEE for application, either for admission to S P Jain or for a scholarship. We do not require SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing study in the areas of public policy, American history, economics, archival management, or government. 2. Must be a graduate student. 3. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. 4. All or part of the award must be used to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection and other collections housed within the CSU archives at CSU Dominguez Hills, the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento, or other special collections within the CSU system. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may pick up an application form from the Center for Scholarship Information ((562) 985-2549; mailto:scholarships@csulb.edu; USU-108).

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