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Department Annual Awards

Each year the department presents a number of special awards and prizes to deserving undergraduate students. In addition to the certificates which describe the award, most include a small monetary stipend. These awards and prizes have varied histories. Some have been funded by former students. Others have been established and funded by faculty members. Still others are offered by businesses in the area which have a special interest in economics students. The prizes are awarded each year at the annual Alumni and Awards event.

Bruce C. Gockerman Award:

This award recognizes an economics major who submitted a superior paper on a subject closely related to the discipline of economics. It was established and funded by Bruce Gockerman, an alumnus.

Hanna Award:

This award acknowledges an economics major who submitted a paper demonstrating the effective use of quantitative methods in economic analysis. This award was established and funded by Dr. Raouf Hanna in memory of his father.

Gary E. Murg Award:

This award is given to an economics major in recognition of outstanding student service to the department and/or college. The award was established and funded by Gary Murg, esq., an alumnus.

Donald W. Pearson Award:

This is an award given to an economics major or minor with a minimum G.P.A of 3.0  with preference given to an Honors Program participant and/or a student with international study experience.  Award established by Professor Emeritus Donald W. Pearson.


University Scholarships

The university provides many opportunities for scholarships. 


Graduate Assistance

To provide graduate students with financial assistance and practical training during their degree work, and to provide faculty with assistance in grading and research.




The Economics Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344