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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.

Julie Allen World Classroom Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students already enrolled at the University of San Diego, UC San Diego, or San Diego State University with a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be planning to study abroad for a minimum of one semester in a Second or Third World Country whose culture, language and customs are different than their own. Preference is given to students who are interested in studying in fields such as, but not limited to, international relations, business, economics, social development, humanitarian & civil rights, foreign languages, or other similar fields. Scholarships are also offered to foreign students who have come to one of the above named universities from developing nations in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Peier Family Scholarship

Applicant must be an academically qualified student majoring in Economics and Finance who has completed 60 hours.

The Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by Ohio FFA Foundation

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture, communication, education, business management, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales and marketing and science, engineering and related specialists except biochemistry, biological science, biotechnology and marine biology. Attendance at The Ohio State University and Ohio residency required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills, have participated in community service, have work experience in the field of agriculture and produce a statement of educational and career goals.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Golden Plains Credit Union Scholarship

Recipient must be a junior or senior in the Department of Economics and Finance. Preference will be given to students who are members of a credit union.

Casey’s General Stores Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/food service/landscape/nursery/ranch or wildlife management, communications, economics, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, power & equipment, conservation, plant or soil science, entomology, agricultural computer systems, agricultural public service or general agriculture with a career path in agriculture or agribusiness. Resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Hallmark/UNCF Scholars Program

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM GPA 3.0 ETHNICITIES African American, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES 4-Year Colleges ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Junior, College Senior MAJORS Graphic Arts, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Illustration, Photography/Video, Mechanical Engineering, Business, English, Marketing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science/MIS, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Interactive Design, Finance, Economics

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agribusiness, economics, finance or accounting. Must be resident of Kentucky or Ohio. (Indiana and Tennessee residents may apply for the FFA-Farm Credit scholarship through their state office.)AWARD: Two scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Marjorie M. Shostak Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in international business, economics or political science. 2. Must be a sophomore, junior or senior. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 5. Must be a United States citizen or resident. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.wit-la.org for more information and an application form.

Citigroup Fellows Program

Scholarship Value: $6,400 Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Banking, Business-Related, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Management, Management Information Systems Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This program provides a $6,400 scholarship for the junior and senior years, the personal attention of Citigroup professionals as mentors, and professional development conferences. Applicants must be a US citizen and intend to pursue a career in business. Citigroup, the leading global financial services company has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Major brand names under Citigroups trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney and Banamex. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Citigroup Foundation Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.citigroup.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

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