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.
Scholarship applications are generally due on the first week of March. The fillable application form is below.
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.
STEM in Economics Scholarship (NEW!)
These awards are given to an economics major, and a graduate student with the highest GPA in one of the STEM degrees in economics: Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics, Master of Science in Applied Econometrics, Combined B.S. + M.S. in Quantitative Economics.
2022 Recipient of STEM in Economics Award (Graduate): Farjia Rashid
Farjia Rashid completed her Master of Science in Applied Econometrics in Winter 2022. She is currently working Accounting Associate at HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ann Arbor, MI. Before her master's degree, she obtained her BBA in Accounting and Finance at the Institute of Business Administration, Jahangirnagar University, India.
2021: Brandon Gomes
2022 Recipient of STEM in Economics Award (Undergraduate): Beomsoo Shim
Beomsoo Shim is a senior double majoring in quantitative economics and computer information systems. He is currently working as an intern at DTE Energy, where he helps to build dashboards using data from multiple sources. He is thankful for the opportunity given to learn economics and the professors and graduate students helped him to complete the program. He pursues his career in data analytics in a master program in the future.
2021: Odia Kaba
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.
2022 Recipient of Bruce C. Gockerman Award: Brandon Gomes
After earning his B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Wyoming, Brandon Gomes entered the project management world to explore his passion for problem-solving data, and networking. Brandon graduated in Winter 2022. Currently, he works as a Analyst at Ford Credit. Outside of his studies, his hobbies include soccer, martial arts, music, and investing. He is originally from Guyana, and is the first in my family to attend college, so completing his master's will be a very personal victory. He is thrilled with his experience at Eastern Michigan University and said the faculty and staff here in the Department of Economics have been absolutely amazing.
2021: Anna Newmyer
2020: Emily Dunn
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.
Camila Henriquez Mora
2022 Recipient of Gary E. Murg Award: Camila Henriquez Mora
After receiving her Bachelor's degree from EMU, Camila Henriquez Mora came back to complete her Master's degree in Applied Econometrics. During Fall 2021-Winter 2022, she served as the Vice-President for the Women In Economics Club and as a Graduate Assistant where she helped organize events for students, study groups, and helped promote the department. Camila is originally from Peru and is proud to represent latinos and women in the field of Economics. She is thankful for all the faculty at Eastern Michigan University, they made a huge impact on her academics and professional development.
2021: Martyna "Marcy" Czopek
2020: Anna Newmyer
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.
2022 Recipient of Donald W. Pearson Award: Odia Kaba
Odia Kaba is a junior double majoring in economics and quantitative economics with a minor in psychology. She is also pursuing university honors. She hopes to have a career in health economics. She currently works as a finance assistant at NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work), where she does bookkeeping for local non-profits. In her spare time she enjoys creative projects. She plans to launch her small business in the near future, selling handmade products.
2021: Emma Krietemeyer
2020: Camila Henriquez Mora
The university provides many opportunities for scholarships.