Economics Scholarships and Aid
Graduate students, Nasiba Usmanova, Risyaf Fahreza, Adegboyega Owolabi, Adrianna Ramirez-Cuellar at the 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony.
The Economics Department offers approximately 10 half-time, merit-based graduate assistantships to students in need of financial assistance. These assistantships come with a monthly stipend and partial tuition waiver. Only fully admitted graduate students are eligible for these graduate assistantships. For eligibility and application procedure, please see our Graduate Assistantships page for more details.
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 Endowed Scholarship
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.
2020 Recipient of Bruce C. Gockerman Award
Emily Dunn is a junior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Economics and TESOL with a minor in Mathematics. She is also part of the honors college. She recently returned from a study abroad in Ireland studying economics at the University College of Dublin. Before studying abroad, she worked, and still currently works, at EMU’s study abroad office as a peer advisor. Her responsibilities have been expanded to include creating and maintaining program budgets, data analysis, and helping to create and manage various programs. In her spare time, she is a leader in her church’s children’s ministry and participates in any outdoor activity she can.
Gary E. Murg Endowed Scholarship
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.
2020 Recipient of Gary E. Murg Award
Anna Newmyer is a junior double majoring in economics and political science. Since her first semester at emu, she has been a honors student and has been working towards obtaining university, departmental, and highest honors upon her graduation in April 2021. During this past year, she held a position as vice president of women in economics and have been elected as president of the organization for the upcoming school year. Furthermore, in the fall of 2019 she was a legislative intern for representative Donna Lasinski, which allowed her to work with policy and apply knowledge she has gained from her studies in economics. As she approaches her senior year, she has begun research for her thesis, investigating the relationship between independent voters and the economy. Her studies of economics have enhanced her education and she plans to pursue a career in the field of economics after she graduates.
Donald W. Pearson Endowed Scholarship
This is an award given to an economics major or minor with a minimum GPA 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.
Camila Henriquez Mora
2020 Recipient of Donald W. Pearson Award
Camila Henriquez Mora is an international student from Peru, majoring in economics with a minor in sociology. Currently representing the college of arts and sciences in the student leader group, where students bring their opinions in regard to university projects and areas of growth. She is the founder and current president of the Women in Economics Club. Camila organized events in collaboration with the Economics Department to be able to bring additional networking and career resources for students. She is the winner of Ford College Community Social Innovation Project funding for "Economics Textbooks Bank", to provide an opportunity for students that cannot afford the purchase/rent of books. She is also the recipient of 2020 Student Gold Medallion Award for her outstanding leadership.
The university provides many opportunities for scholarships.