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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.

Tom Foster Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Major: BUSINESS/ECONOMICS GPA: 3.00 Class Level: All students • Financial need required

Kenneth and Ellen Nielsen Cooperative Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture with a major in agronomy, crop science, animal nutrition, agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism or international agriculture. Applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must be members of an agricultural cooperative that is also a member of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.AWARD: Approximately two scholarship at $1,000 each. Not guaranteed.

PSE&G Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,500 to $3,000Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate SeniorMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Management, Management Information SystemsEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: New Jersey Scholarship Detail:The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G), a major energy provider through electricity, gas and steam to the residents within the state of New Jersey. The PSE&G Scholarship will provide scholarship assistance to New Jersey residents who are enrolled within the fields of business, information technology and engineering disciplines.Donor/Sponsor Name: PSE&G

MAGA Scholarship

You must meet the following qualifications in order to apply for the MAGA scholarship: * Applicant must be a Hispanic student majoring in Business Administration or a business related field such as Finance, Economics, International Business, etc. * A full-time, undergraduate student attending community college or a four-year accredited college or university; Graduate students MAY NOT apply. * Entering at least sophomore year of study. * Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

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.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal or food science, farm/ranch or business management, general agriculture, agricultural communications, journalism, extension, public relations, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, food packaging or technology or pulp and paper technology. Minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required. Must be current FFA member. Applicant must exhibit strong leadership skills and have participated in community service. Some residency requirements may apply.AWARD: 80 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Bob R. Kittleson Economics Scholarship

The award honors Bob R. Kittleson who established the original Center for Economics Education at HSU and worked tirelessly to upgrade the quality of Economics education in the region. This scholarship is awarded to an Economics major who demonstrates outstanding effort in their own learning and understanding of Economics and who imparts their learning and understanding to others.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

The Foundation expects to award 75 to 80 Truman Scholarships on the basis of merit to junior-level students at four-year colleges and universities who: - Have extensive records of public and community service; - Are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and; - Have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. In addition, up to three residents of Puerto Rico and the Islands with senior-level academic standing will be selected. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and $27,000 for graduate studies. Scholars in master's degree programs planning to receive degrees in one or two years are eligible to receive $13,500 per year. Scholars in law programs are eligible to receive $13,500 at the start of the third year's second semester if they provide evidence that they will enter public service upon graduation or upon completion of any judicial clerkships after graduation. Scholars in graduate programs requiring three or more years of academic study are eligible to receive $9,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Scholars may attend graduate or professional schools in the United States or in foreign countries. One state scholarship will be available to a qualified resident nominee in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, the Islands: Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Residency is generally determined by home address for school registration, family's primary residence, and voter registration.) The Foundation will select up to 35 at-large Scholars. Each nominee must be: - A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the upcoming academic year. Junior here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree or a student in his or third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the upcoming academic year, - Enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, - Committed to a career in public service as defined above, - In the upper quarter of his or her class, and - A United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. Selection Procedures: A committee examines all nominations and selects about 200 Finalists to be interviewed for Truman Scholarships. Finalists are selected on the basis of: - extent and quality of community service and government involvement; - leadership record; - academic performance and writing and analytical skills, and; - suitability of the nominees's proposed program of study for a career in public service. Priority is given to candidates proposing to enroll in graduate and professional programs specifically oriented to careers in public service. These include law programs and master's and doctorate programs in public administration, public policy analysis, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection.

HSF/Citigroup Fellows Program

Program Description: The HSF/Citigroup Fellows Award is a two-year award. Selected students will receive $5,000 for each of their junior and senior years for a total award of $10,000. Awards will be disbursed in two disbursements -fall and spring- of $2,500 during the academic year upon receipt of enrollment verification, and provided the student maintains the standards of academic progress as defined by HSF. HSF/Citigroup Fellows will also be paired with a Citigroup employee who will serve as a professional mentor and offer career guidance. HSF/Citigroup Fellows will be invited to attend a professional development conference in the fall of both their junior and senior years. The conferences are fully funded by the Citigroup Foundation and will take place in different locations throughout the United States. 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). Be a current sophomore enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; selected students must be enrolled as juniors during the following academic year. Be pursuing a degree in Business, Business Administration, Economics or Finance. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Must reside or attend college in one of the following city locations: New York City metropolitan area Miami/Fort Lauderdale area Tampa, Florida Dallas, Texas San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas Los Angeles, California San Francisco Bay Area, California OR Must attend one of the following colleges or universities: Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Stanford University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Texas at Austin, or Yale University

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

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