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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.

Karla Scherer Foundation Scholarship

The Karla Scherer Foundation exclusively offers one type of scholarship. It is made available to female students majoring only in Finance or Economics with plans for a corporate busniess career in the private sector. Please note that it is not available beyond this very narrow focus. Academic majors such as accounting, information management systems, marketing, hotel management and the like do not qualify, nor do careers in the public service sectors such as health care, banking, financial services and consulting. Women majoring in Economics or Finance who are most likely to become tomorrow's CEO's or CFO's of manufacturing companies are specifically targeted. Letters are accepted from high school seniors through Ph.D. candidates. There are no age or geographic limitations. Both U.S. citizens and international students may apply. International students must already have a United States visa for study. A candidate must have determined the college she will be attending and she must have so informed that institution.

AGL Resources Energy Scholarship/Internship Program

AGL Resources is a leading natural gas company which serves 4.5 million customers across seven states. Our corporate headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The program will provide emergency scholarships for seniors. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered: MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES: Clark Atlanta University, Paine College, Savannah State University, Tuskegee University ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION: College Senior MAJORS: Accounting, Civil Engineering, Economics, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering Complete the online application Invite and receive a recommendation from a faculty member of student's college/university Provide a one page statement of career interest in the energy industry Provide a current unofficial transcript

HSF/GE Hispanic Forum Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must intend to enroll as an undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th Year Senior in the next academic year and be pursuing first undergraduate degree Must major in one of the following: Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybernetics/Robotics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Industrial Engineering/Technology, Information Technology (IT/MIS), International Business, Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Science, Supply Chain Management, Telecommunications Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a four-year U.S. accredited college or university in the geographic locations listed above. Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information. Will be invited to be mentored by a GE Hispanic Forum member and enrolled into a career readiness program Please check website for deadline of application.

HSF/Hormel Scholarship

Program Description:The HSF/Hormel Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $2,500 awarded for applicants interested in a career in the food industry.In addition, interested students can apply to be considered for a paid internship. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a permanent address in one of the following Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Be a Junior with an intended graduation date between December and August * Be majoring in Accounting, Mechanical Engineering (includes Mechanical Technology), Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Technology (includes Industrial Management) Manufacturing Engineering, Business Administration (includes Operations), Management, Agriculture Science/Agronomy (includes Agriculture Engineering, Agribusiness, Ag Economics, Food Service), Computer Science, Information Technology (IT/MIS) (includes Computer Information Systems), Zoology (includes Animal Science), Marketing (includes Professional Selling), Hospitality Administration (includes Hotel/Restaurant Management) or related majors * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

T.K. Fitzgerald Graduate Scholarship

College of Social Science - History, Economics, Sociology Graduate students (minimum half time course load) doing research in economic history or socio-economics with major concentration in history, economics, sociology or related fields.

JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Operations Management Scholarship Detail: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and JPMorgan Chase have partnered to provide rising juniors enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs valuable work experiences with JPMorgan Chase as well as financial support during the following academic year. Successful completion of the internship makes one eligible to receive a need-based scholarship up to $10,000. Internship sites may be in JPMorgan Chase locations in New York and Chicago. In addition to completing the online application, students must provide an official transcript, resume and faculty recommendation. Donor/Sponsor Name: JPMorgan Chase Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.jpmorganchase.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

Blain’s Farm & Fleet Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business management, economics, finance or international agriculture. Consideration will be given first to Blain’s Farm & Fleet employees. Financial need will be given secondary consideration. Must be a resident of one of the following cities: Belvidere, Bloomington, Bourbonnais, Decatur, Freeport, Geneseo,Loves Park, Moline, Montgomery, Morton, Ottawa, Rockford, Sterling, Sycamore, Urbana or Woodstock in Illinois; or Cedar Falls, Clinton, Davenport or Muscatine in Iowa.AWARD: Two scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Pre-Law)

Amount: $ 1,000 Criteria Must be enrolled at a accredited university or public / private college in the State of Texas Completed 90 credit hours before the fall semester All majors are eligible but students must be pursing a pre-law program and / or planning to attend law school Have and maintain a 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Provide one letter of recommendation from an educator familiar with your academic career Provide a resume of your community service activities Must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours if applicable) for the duration of the scholarship Preference will be given to female students of Hispanic descent

Daniel A. Mackenzie Economics Award

Eligibility: Major: Economics GPA: 3.00 Class Level: Continuing student

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate SophomoreMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Science, Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Business-Related, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, Information Systems Engineering, International Business, Management Information ScienceEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: CaliforniaScholarship Detail:Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities within the United States. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship is available to California residents. A preference will be directed to students from Central and Northern California.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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